The Brothers Vincent and Theo
Vincent’s life had plenty of ups & downs, but he could always count on the support of his younger brother Theo. Read the story to learn more.
Explore Vincent van Gogh's masterpieces in the museum's permanent exhibition. See his development as an artist in the museum galleries. Get to know his ideas and ambitions and step into Van Gogh's world.
In the museum's permanent exhibition, you'll step directly into Vincent van Gogh’s world. You obviously see his masterpieces such as Sunflowers, Almond Blossom, The Bedroom and The Potato Eaters, but also his drawings and letters. You'll discover the ideas and ambitions behind his art.
Van Gogh experienced life and the world intensely and wanted his art to portray the great themes of life, such as hope, love, anxiety and suffering. Explore the on-going search of an artist who was constantly trying to improve himself. In this way, you get a new view of an artist you thought you knew.
The story of his art is told throughout the galleries, not only giving a permanent position to his paintings but also to his drawings and letters. Important aspects of Van Gogh’s art are highlighted and studied through varying themes.
Van Gogh’s ambition to paint farmers, his search for colour and his personal interpretation of nature are given a prominent place in the museum.
The huge impact of Van Gogh on the first generation of artists after his death is shown by expressive works such as those by Maurice de Vlaminck and Kees van Dongen from the museum's collection.
Van Gogh's hope that his work might go on inspiring the world after his death has come true: until this very day he reaches out to millions of admirers.
Curious to know what artworks are on view at the time of your visit? Head to the online collection, and check the ‘on view‘ box.