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Making Van Gogh: Of Sunflowers and Starry Nights

Making Van Gogh: Of Sunflowers and Starry Nights
The exhibition is organised by the Städel Museum, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

A complete German love story

OT Staff
November 20 , 2019
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Undoubtedly one of the best and most famous post impressionistic artists of his time, Vincent Van Gogh is finally coming to life in Germany! Organised by the Städel Museum, the exhibition will display some of the most treasured works of the Dutch artist alongside his German counterparts. Here’s is your chance to know more about Van Gogh as Städel Museum puts him under the microscope.

Appropriately titled ‘Making Van Gogh’, the exhibition trifurcates the life of the artist into three chapters namely, legend, influence and painting style. These chapters talk about the origin of Vincent Van Gogh as we knew him, his influence on the German community of artists, and finally his distinct style of painting which continues to inspire millions of artists. With over 120 paintings and works on paper including around 50 of the artist’s key works and 70 artworks by German artists, the exhibition aims at emphasizing the role of gallery owners, museums, private collectors and art critics in Germany in the early twentieth century. The artist might not have been celebrated during his lifetime, but this exhibit, all 2,000 metres of it, pays homage to Van Gogh’s manic artistic energy.

Museums from all over the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and National Gallery of Prague, have joined hands to give the visitors of this exhibition an enthralling experience. What’s more, you can witness this exhibit for a very small price, needless to say you won’t have to give your left arm, or ear for that matter. Visitors can opt for both general and exclusive guided tours for exhibition which runs till February 16, 2020. You can get more information on the Städel Museum website.


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