Amsterdam travel guide


Amsterdam Travel Guide

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Amsterdam Vincent Van Gogh was a splendid painter in Amsterdam; he was born in 1853 and died in 1890. He used the impressionist style to elaborate some of the most famous paintings in the art history. In fact, his artwork is worldwide recognized because of its emotional trust, rough beauty and daring color elements in its paintings. He started painting when he was 20 years old approximately and since then he began producing more than 1,900 artworks.

Some of his magnificent and brilliant creations are shown in several museums in Europe. But the most beautiful collection of this artistic mind is located in The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. This Museum exhibits the majority of Van Gogh paintings and other paintings from different authors.

The museum was commissioned in 1963 by an official order of the Dutch government. The architect who was designed to start the project was Gerrit Rietveld. Unfortunately, Rietveld died tragically a year later and the project had to be stopped but fortunately, the project was later finished in 1973.

There is a principal and permanent exhibition area in the museum which chronicles the different chapters of his artistic creation. As an example, we can mention the Netherlands Period, Paris Period, Saint Remy Period, Arles Period and the Auvers-sur-Oise Period. In this exhibition, visitors can see some spectacular artworks such as The Yellow House", The potato Eaters Bedrooms in Arles and Still life (Vase with Twelve Sunflowers.)

In addition, visitors can also find self-portraits and several astonishing ancient paintings from the 18th century. This important cultural hub will be closed from October 2011 until March 2013 In order to renovate the Van Gogh Museum for its 40th Anniversary.

It is not complicated to get there, visitors can take the tram two and five that are located in the central station. The Van Gogh Museum is exactly situated between two other important museums of the city. We are talking about the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk. The museum is open from 10 AM until 6:00 PM.
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