Would you like to learn more about Vincent van Gogh or his contemporaries? In a series of free lectures we're highlighting a theme raised by an exhibition or recent research.
The lectures take place in the auditorium at 2 pm on a Sunday afternoon. The lectures are Dutch spoken, unless stated otherwise.
'There's only one Paris': artists seeking inspiration in the City of Light
by Nienke Baker, Curator Van Gogh Museum
Lecture in Dutch
With its many museums, galleries and artistic training opportunities, Paris was the centre of the international art world in the 19th century. Artists converged on the French capital from far and wide, seeking inspiration and success. Some settled there permanently, while others moved on again. Either way, though, their time in Paris was immensely important.
Artists congregated there in the city’s studios and bars. Friendships were forged and new ideas and collaborations were born. The vibrant city and its night-life offered wonderful subjects for them to paint. In this lecture (to be given in Dutch), Nienke Bakker will describe what Paris meant to Van Gogh, Breitner, Van Dongen and other Dutch painters.