Van Gogh’s art does not need any introduction. Considered to be one of the world’s finest painters, Gogh’s work does what art is meant to do–to give an insight into the artist’s life and to transport the viewer into a world that the artist calls his own. When you stare at the Starry Night, you stare out of the asylum’s window Gogh spent his days and nights in at Arles. When you look at the “Terrace in the Luxembourg Gardens” colours, it almost feels like you’re walking the tree-lined boulevard.
In a letter to his brother, Theo, Gogh also wrote, “It always seems to me that I am a traveller who’s going somewhere and to a destination.” It is no surprise that the places he stayed in and travelled to influenced his art immensely. If you have had the chance to visit the immersive Van Gogh exhibition hosted in Mumbai or plan to attend the one to be held in Delhi from April 14 to May 31, you must also plan a visit to one of these cities, which were Van Gogh’s muse.