Van Gogh was enormously productive during his time in Auvers-sur-Oise, and made several of his most renowned masterpieces in the French village, including the world-famous Wheatfield with Crows (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam).
Van Gogh in Auvers. His Final Months, which opens in May, unites loans from museums and private collections all around the world, including highlights such as The Church at Auvers-sur-Oise(Musée d’Orsay, Paris) and Adeline Ravoux(private collection). This is a remarkable opportunity for visitors to see a large number of works by Vincent van Gogh that have never before been shown together.
The exhibition is a collaboration with Musée d’Orsay: eight paintings from the museum’s collection are on loan exclusively for this extraordinary project.
Vincent van Gogh, The Church at Auvers-sur-Oise, 1890, Musée d’Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt
Van Gogh in Auvers. His Final Months follows Van Gogh from his arrival in Auvers-sur-Oise on 20 May 1890, where he set to work full of hope and fresh ambition, through to his final weeks in July of the same year, when he increasingly struggled with his feelings of failure, loneliness and melancholy.
Despite the inspiration that his new surroundings offered him, he decided to end his life just two months after arriving in Auvers. Van Gogh died on 29 July 1890 at the age of 37, and was buried in the village’s cemetery.
This is the first major retrospective to focus on the Auvers period, a short but crucial phase in Van Gogh’s career as an artist. A number of Van Gogh’s most renowned masterpieces date from this time, including Wheatfield with Crows and Doctor Paul Gachet (Musée d’Orsay, Paris), but the work he produced in Auvers is less well known to the broad public then the sun-drenched landscapes that he painted in the South of France.
Exhibition in Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam opens May 12
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