What is the story behind Van Gogh’s renowned painting Sunflowers? How was the work significant to Van Gogh? How can we best preserve this masterpiece for future generations? Find out all there is to know in the summer exhibition ‘Van Gogh and the Sunflowers’.
21 June t/m 1 September 2019
Painted in 1889, Sunflowers is one of Van Gogh’s most famous works. He painted five versions of this large bunch of sunflowers in a vase. Why did he choose the sunflower, and what did the flower mean to him? What happened to the painting after it left Van Gogh’s studio and are the colours still the same as 130 years ago?
Extensive research has been conducted on Sunflowers in recent years. We now know more about the fascinating genesis and condition of the work. The exhibition Van Gogh and the Sunflowers allows visitors to discover how important the sunflower was to Van Gogh and learn the answers to pressing questions such as how we can best preserve this painting so that it can be enjoyed by generations to come.