Dr Gachet & Van Gogh. Experiments in Etching
Van Gogh first experimented with the etching technique while in Auvers. The print that he made reveals his special connection with Dr Gachet. Discover more in this small-scale exhibition.
Major overview about the brief yet crucial final phase in Vincent van Gogh’s artistic development. The exhibition is a collaboration with Musée d'Orsay.
Vincent van Gogh lived in the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise near Paris, from 20 May 1890 until his death on 29 July of the same year. He was tremendously productive in these months and made several of his most renowned masterpieces, including Wheatfield with Crows, Doctor Paul Gachet, and The Church of Auvers-sur-Oise.
In the exhibition, you follow Van Gogh from his arrival in Auvers-sur-Oise, where he optimistically and ambitiously set to work. He was highly productive: he often created more than one painting a day, while freely experimenting with new approaches to colour, brushwork, formats and subjects.
Inspiring as his new surroundings were, feelings of failure, loneliness and melancholy gradually gained the upper hand, culminating in his decision to take his own life. He died on 29 July.
Vincent van Gogh left behind a magnificent body of work. The exhibition also explores his significance as an artist at the time.
Van Gogh in Auvers. His Final Months is the result of years of research into the final period of Van Gogh’s life. But above all, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see more than 50 paintings and 30 drawings and sketches by Vincent van Gogh that have never before been exhibited together, featuring exceptional loans from private collections and museums around the world.
Due to overwhelming demand, the exhibition will also be open on three Friday evenings, from 7 pm to 10 pm:
Please note: on these evenings, you can only visit the exhibition, the permanent collection will be closed.
Discover the stories behind the works that Vincent van Gogh created in the final two months of his life in Auvers-sur-Oise. Book a private tour in advance or join a tour on the day of your visit.
Listen to fascinating stories about the artworks on display and get more out of your visit. The audio guide is available in 11 languages. Simply book the audio tour at the same time as your online ticket for only € 3.50.
In this three-part video series, curators and researchers talk about the huge number of works Van Gogh produced, what inspired him and how he felt during this period.
The gallery texts for this exhibition are now also available in an accessible PDF. Prefer not to read from a screen? A booklet with the collated gallery texts, printed in large font, is available at the Information Desk in the Entrance Hall.
The exhibition catalogue offers an overview of the paintings and drawings that Van Gogh created in Auvers. Historical photographs and detailed maps show the places where he worked and where he found his inspiration. Available in English (French and Dutch available soon), 255 pages, € 34.95.
The exhibition is a collaboration with Musée d’Orsay in Paris, where it is on display from 3 October 2023 to 4 February 2024.