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Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

The museum’s collection is the most extensive collection of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings in the world.

A Virtual Tour of the Van Gogh Museum

 Highlights of the Van Gogh Museum

  • Self-Portrait as a Painter” by Vincent van Gogh
    • “Self-Portrait as a Painter” by Vincent van Gogh is one of the dozens of self-portraits that Van Gogh painted. His self-portraits are an essential part of his body of work as a painter. Van Gogh painted over 30 self-portraits placing him among the most prolific self portraitists of all time. Van Gogh used portrait painting as a method of introspection and a way of developing his skills as an artist.
  • Self Portrait with Felt Hat” by Vincent van Gogh
    • Van Gogh painted this self-portrait in the winter of 1887, after living in Paris for nearly two years. During his time in Paris, he devoted himself to studying the dotted Pointillist technique, and he taught himself to apply it in his unique way. In this self-portrait, he used brush strokes running in orchestrated directions to create a self-portrait with a halo-like circle round his head. This variation of Pointillist and the effect it produced was Van Gogh’s unique contribution to a new style of painting.
  • The Raising of Lazarus (after Rembrandt) by Vincent van Gogh
    • Rembrandt’s paintings have influenced many successive painters. Including Van Gogh, who also painted a picture called “The Raising of Lazarus (after Rembrandt),” based on a print of the Rembrandt image. Van Gogh depiction left out the central figure of Christ with his arm raised he focused on the human suffering and identified with Lazarus in the tomb. Lazarus, in the Van Gogh painting below, has a red beard, just like Van Gogh.

Van Gogh Museum

  • Name:                Van Gogh Museum
  • City:                   Amsterdam
  • Country:             Netherlands
  • Established:       1973
  • Type:                  Arts Museum
  • Location:           Paulus Potterstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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