24 September 2013
'Sunset at Montmajour' is on show in the 'Van Gogh at work' exhibition from today until 12 January 2014.
Director Axel Rüger: “We are pleased to be able to show this exceptional painting to our visitors, because a new discovery of this magnitude has never before occurred in the history of the Van Gogh Museum. It is already a rarity that a new painting can be added to Van Gogh's oeuvre. But what makes this even more exceptional is that this is a large painting from his period in Arles in the south of France, considered by many to be the culmination of his artistic achievement. During this period he also painted world-famous works such as Sunflowers, The Yellow House and The Bedroom.
For more details on this discovery, see our news item of 9 September 2013.
The entire report of the discovery of Sunset at Montmajour will be published in the October edition of The Burlington Magazine and will also be available in the Van Gogh Museum.
For those interested in learning more about the painting and the examination that led to the attribution, we will offer two lectures (in Dutch) on Wednesday 2 and Wednesday 16 October at 2:30 pm in the museum auditorium. Admission is free for museum visitors. To reserve seats, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited, so please reserve promptly.