22 August 2013
Discover more at the Van Gogh Museum: 31 August and 1 September, stand 179 at Museumplein.
At the 2013 Uitmarkt, the Van Gogh Museum is organising a unique painting workshop. Visitors will be able to experience at first hand how Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) set out to produce a realistic ‘peasant painting’ with The Potato Eaters. Workshop participants can select a real potato and paint it on a large canvas. When they are finished, they can naturally take the potato – complete with Vincent’s signature − home with them. The painting workshop will be held in the prefabricated building at Museumplein reserved for cultural institutions (Stedelijk Museum, Rijksmuseum and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) on Saturday, 31 August and Sunday, 1 September from 1 to 2 p.m. At the Uitmarkt, the Van Gogh Museum will also be presenting its multi-faceted programme of activities for the coming season, from workshops and lectures to family and children’s activities.
Activities Van Gogh Museum
On 30 August, the Van Gogh Museum’s Friday Evening programme will revolve around Edible city plants and Van Gogh. A surprising amount of plant life in our city can provide culinary inspiration. The public will learn which plants and herbs from parks and gardens, and from Van Gogh’s paintings, can be eaten. And which plants Van Gogh ate but did not paint. Musical accompaniment: DJ DaanModern.
On Sunday, 1 September 2013, the conservator Ella Hendriks will give a lecture (in English) Colours fade: consequences for the condition and treatment of The Bedroom.
You can find an overview of all the activities at www.vangoghmuseum.com/programme.