Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

(1973-Present) Biography

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Among the Mangoes
(Fruit Picking)

Paul Gauguin

282 USD


Almond Blossom
Vincent Van Gogh

242 USD

Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries
Vincent Van Gogh

243 USD

The Harvest
Vincent Van Gogh

242 USD
 
Bedroom in Arles
Vincent Van Gogh

224 USD
 
The Yellow House (The Street)
Vincent Van Gogh

242 USD
 
Small Pear Tree in Blossom
Vincent Van Gogh

216 USD
 
View of Arles with Irises in the Foreground
Vincent Van Gogh

227 USD

Wheatfield
Vincent Van Gogh

226 USD

The Hill of Montmartre with Stone Quarry
Vincent Van Gogh

230 USD

The Pink Peach Tree
Vincent Van Gogh

222 USD

Orchard with Blossoming Apricot Trees
Vincent Van Gogh

225 USD

Street Scene in Montmartre: Le Moulin a Poivre
Vincent Van Gogh

226 USD

Couples in the Voyer d'Argenson Park at Asnieres
Vincent Van Gogh

234 USD

Undergrowth
Vincent Van Gogh

224 USD

View of the Roofs of Paris
Vincent Van Gogh

238 USD

Farmhouse in a Wheat Field
Vincent Van Gogh

229 USD

Vision: Vase of Flowers
Odilon Redon

235 USD

Woman in a Gothic Arcade:
Woman with Flowers

Odilon Redon

248 USD

The Buddha, 1904
Odilon Redon

309 USD

The Sower
Vincent Van Gogh

225 USD

Vase with Gladioli and Chinese Asters
Vincent Van Gogh

226 USD

The Bridge of Courbevoie, Paris, May-Jul, 1887 (El puente de courbevoie)
Vincent Van Gogh

224 USD

Irises, 1890
Vincent Van Gogh

224 USD

Café Table with Absinth
Vincent Van Gogh

220 USD

Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass
Vincent Van Gogh

224 USD

Gauguin's Chair
Vincent Van Gogh
225 USD

Almond Tree in Blossom
Vincent Van Gogh
222 USD

Bank of the Seine
Vincent Van Gogh
219 USD

Orchards in Blossom,
View of Arles

Vincent Van Gogh
226 USD

Boulevard de Clichy
Vincent Van Gogh
226 USD

Ploughed Fields (The Furrows)
Vincent Van Gogh
224 USD

Courtesan: After Eisen
Vincent Van Gogh
214 USD

The Langlois Bridge
Vincent Van Gogh
225 USD

The Hill of Montmartre with Stone Quarry, 1886
Vincent Van Gogh
224 USD

Along the Seine
Vincent Van Gogh
222 USD

Montmartre: Behind the Moulin de la Galette
Vincent Van Gogh
225 USD

Montmartre: Mills and Vegetable Gardens
Vincent Van Gogh
212 USD

In the Café: Agostina Segatori in Le Tambourin
Vincent Van Gogh
226 USD

La Berceuse
(Portrait of Madame Roulin)

Vincent Van Gogh
224 USD

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The Van Gogh Museum (Dutch pronunciation: [vɑŋ ˌɣɔx myˈzeːjʏm]) is an art museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. It is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the Concertgebouw.

The museum opened on 3 June 1973. It located in buildings designed by Gerrit Rietveld and Kisho Kurokawa. The museum's collection is the largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings in the world. In 2013, the museum had 1.4 million visitors, and was the 2nd most visited museum in the Netherlands and the 35th most visited art museum in the world. In 2014, the museum had 1.6 million visitors. 

History

Upon Vincent van Gogh's death in 1890, his work not sold fell into the possession of his brother Theo. Theo died six months after Vincent, leaving the work in the possession of his widow, Johanna van Gogh-Bonger. Selling many of Vincent's paintings with the ambition of spreading knowledge of his artwork, Johanna maintained a private collection of his works.

The collection was inherited by her son Vincent Willem van Gogh in 1925, eventually loaned to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam where it was displayed for many years, and was transferred to the state-initiated Vincent van Gogh Foundation in 1962.

Design for a Van Gogh Museum was commissioned by the Dutch government in 1963 to Dutch architect and furniture designer Gerrit Rietveld. Rietveld died a year later, and the building was not completed until 1973, when the museum opened its doors.

In 1998 and 1999, the building was renovated by the Dutch architect Martien van Goor and an exhibition wing by the Japanese modernist architect Kisho Kurokawa was added.

Starting in the fall of 2012, the museum was closed for renovations for six months. During this period, 75 works from the collection were shown in the Hermitage Amsterdam.

On September 9, 2013, the museum unveiled a long-lost Van Gogh painting that spent years in a Norwegian attic believed to be by another painter. It is the first full-size canvas by him discovered since 1928. Sunset at Montmajour depicts trees, bushes and sky, painted with Van Gogh's familiar thick brush strokes. It can be dated to the exact day it was painted because he described it in a letter to his brother, Theo, and said he painted it the previous day July 4, 1888. 

Collection

The Van Gogh Museum has the largest Van Gogh collection in the world. It comprises 200 paintings, 400 drawings, and 700 letters by Vincent van Gogh.

The main exhibition chronicles the various phases of Van Gogh's artistic life.

Source: Wikipedia