Vincent's Final Months
Read more about Vincent van Gogh’s final months in Auvers-sur-Oise.
In the anniversary year of 2023, the Van Gogh Museum and Musée d’Orsay are organising a major exhibition about the final months of Vincent van Gogh’s life, which he spent in the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise. The exhibition Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise. His Final Months opens on 12 May 2023.
Vincent van Gogh lived in Auvers-sur-Oise 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 and Tree Roots.
Singular loans from private collections and museums around the world show how Van Gogh developed as an artist in this period.
In the exhibition, we follow Van Gogh from his arrival in Auvers-sur-Oise, where he optimistically and ambitiously set to work, through to his last works. By this time, feelings of failure, loneliness, and melancholy had gained the upper hand, but Van Gogh nevertheless continued to make enormously powerful works.
The exhibition also explores Van Gogh’s significance as an artist at the time, and how his reputation grew in the initial years after his death.
Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise is the result of years of research into the final period of Van Gogh’s life. But above all, it is a remarkable opportunity to see more than 50 paintings and 20 drawings and sketches by Vincent van Gogh that have never before been exhibited together.
The exhibition is a collaboration with Musée d’Orsay in Paris, where it is on display from 25 September 2023 to 28 January 2024.