Van Gogh Museum
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The Van Gogh Museum permanently houses the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s lifework. His work is complemented by beautiful works of other 19th century well-known artists, such as Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Seurat, Monet and Picasso. Van Gogh was inspired by these artists and contemporaries and they drew inspiration from him.
The Van Gogh Museum shows the development of Van Gogh’s work, such as his letters, drawings and painting of portraits, landscapes and still life, through all its stages. The world famous The Potato Eaters and The Sunflowers are housed here, amongst others.
Van Gogh’s works were preserved by his descendents, and Vincent Willem van Gogh, Van Gogh’s nephew, initiated the museum. The museum’s main building was designed by architect Gerrit Rietveld and the exhibition wing by architect Kisho Kurokawa. Until the museum was finished in 1973, Van Gogh’s work was temporarily preserved at the Stedelijk Museum. Together with the Stedelijk Museum and the Rijksmuseum, they are the hotspots on the Museum Square in Amsterdam.
Ever since it has grown into one of the world’s most prominent and popular museums. Its reputation stems from its unique collection, the quality of its exhibitions, its outstanding research, pristine publications, and its two internationally renowned buildings on one of Europe’s leading cultural locations.
The prominent Van Gogh Museum is a must see due to the large collection of Van Gogh’s lifework.