Van Gogh in Arles
Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles | 2016
The exhibition Van Gogh in Provence: Modernizing Tradition brings together 31 paintings – of which 29 have never before been shown in Arles – from the collections of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo. Selected by Sjraar van Heugten, one of the world’s foremost experts on Van Gogh, the 31 paintings on display offer a panorama of seven years of intense activity, culminating in the artist’s stay in Provence, where he produced some 500 works.Over the course of the rooms, Van Gogh’s palette becomes – as he puts it himself – more “exaggerated”, his brush stroke more forceful and his composition more audacious. The canvases chosen for this exhibition allow to follow Van Gogh’s artistic quest from its beginnings right up to his death.