EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

1 25 Still Lifes by Van Gogh including Sunflowers and Irises on show

Of the approximately 850 oil paintings Van Gogh painted in his lifetime, it is considered that there are only 170 or so still lifes. Presented in this exhibition are 25 of them, dating from early on in his career to his later years and including Sunflowers and Irises.

Vincent Van Gogh Irises

1890 Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

2 Not just Van Gogh! “Sunflowers” by other artists, too

By introducing “sunflowers” painted by artists other than Van Gogh, this exhibition traces the “sunflowers” before and after Van Gogh. The Sunflowers by Van Gogh in our museum collection, which is normally displayed in a glass case, will be brought out of the case exclusively for this exhibition.

Vincent Van Gogh Sunflowers

1888 Sompo Museum of Art

3 Works by artists who influenced or were influenced by Van Gogh on show

Delacroix, Monticelli, Gauguin, Vlaminck,… approximately 40 still lifes by artists indispensable in discussing Van Gogh’s art have been gathered. What Van Gogh learned from his predecessors and what he conveyed to the next generation of artists are investigated comprehensively.

Paul Gauguin Roses and Statuette

1889 Reims, Musée des Beaux-Arts © Photo : C. Devleeschauwer

2 Roses, peonies, carnations,… an exhibition of beautiful flowers

Works depicting beautiful flowers such as roses, peonies, carnations, sunflowers, irises, primroses, and crown imperials have been gathered for this exhibition, which can be enjoyed by plant and flower enthusiasts, too.

Vincent van Gogh Vase with Red and White Flowers

1886 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam / Creditline photographer: Studio Tromp, Rotterdam

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