Editor:  De Redactie • Publication:  01 January 2018



Van Gogh and Japan

When van Gogh discovered Japanese printing art, this was a turning point in his career as a painter. He became obsessed with this art form and started collecting various prints on a large-scale. During Van Gogh & Japan the Van Gogh Museum shows a huge collection as an hommage to this time period. With 60 paintings and drawings by van Gogh himself and a rich selection of Japanese prints this is an impressive exhibition showing a new side of this Dutch Grandmaster.

See a preview of this interesting collection in the video down below.

Van Gogh and Japan, the collection

During this exposition exceptional loans from museums and private collections from all over the world will be brought to Amsterdam, including Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889 (The Courtauld Gallery, London), a fragile work that has not left the UK since 1955 and has not been in The Netherlands since 1930.

Other highlights include Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait, 1888 (Fogg Art Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA), Portrait of Madame Roulin (La Berceuse), 1889 (Art Institute of Chicago), Undergrowth with Two Figures, 1890 (Cincinnati Art Museum), La Crau with Peach Trees in Blossom, 1889 (The Courtauld Gallery, London) and The Arlésienne (Madame Ginoux), 1888 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York).

Van Gogh and Japan is the first exhibition that is showing art with this theme on such a large scale. Buy your tickets now and don’t miss this unique Van Gogh experience!


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