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Discover the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
Discover the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

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Happy #ValentinesDay! ‘My parents met in front of The Potato Eaters’. And we had the honour of arranging a trip down memory lane.
Jessica shared the moving love story of her parents. ‘At the time, my mum Donatella was an art history student, travelling with two friends across Europe. My father James was a young professor travelling through Europe after an academic conference. My mum knew quite a bit about Van Gogh, so when my father saw her intently observing The Potato Eaters, he guessed she might be interested in talking about Van Gogh. Thankfully, he was right. After wandering through the museum together, my father took her to the museum cafe for a coffee. They heard music coming from the Vondelpark and they decided to check out the concert. Neither one of them had tickets, so my mum climbed a tree that overlooked the concert and invited my father to climb up into the tree. They shared their first kiss up there. Forty-one years later, they are still a very happy couple, have raised two children and spend much of their time gardening at their New England home in the United States.’ #VanGoghCaptures #VanGoghMuseum #Amsterdam #Art #Painting #VanGogh
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Time for a challenge! Van Gogh challenged himself to capture a still life using only yellow. Because this work is all about shades of yellow, he also painted the frame. The painting therefore runs beyond the edge of the canvas. This is the only work in our collection with an original frame. Vincent van Gogh, Quinces, Lemons, Pears and Grapes (1887) #VanGoghCaptures #VanGoghMuseum #Amsterdam #Art #Painting #VanGogh
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Van Gogh often painted still lifes as practice, to get the hang of a new technique. In this work, he practised painting a glass object: no easy task! Van Gogh made the challenge even greater, choosing an elaborate glass carafe with decorative wallpaper behind it. This meant he had to deal with the colourful reflections in the glass. Vincent van Gogh, Carafe and Dish with Citrus Fruit (1887) #VanGoghCaptures #VanGoghMuseum #Amsterdam #Art #Painting #VanGogh #DailyArt
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'It’s so beautiful here, if only one has a good and a single eye, without many beams in it’, wrote Vincent to his brother Theo. Van Gogh was able to turn the most simple subjects into something special: even some onions and red cabbages... Vincent van Gogh, Red Cabbages and Onions (1887) #VanGoghCaptures #VanGoghMuseum #Amsterdam #Art #Painting #VanGogh #DailyArt
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#Onthisday in 1890, Vincent Willem van Gogh was born in Paris. He was the only child of Vincent’s brother Theo and his wife Jo. In his letter to Vincent sharing the good news, Theo wrote: ‘As we told you, we’ll name him after you, and I’m making the wish that he may be as determined and as courageous as you’. Van Gogh painted Almond Blossom as a gift for his newborn nephew. Vincent Willem went on to found the Van Gogh Museum. Photo: Jo and Vincent Willem #VanGoghReflects #VanGoghMuseum #Amsterdam #Art #VincentvanGogh
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'It is good to love as much as one can, for therein lies true strength, and he who loves much does much and is capable of much, and that which is done with love is well done’, wrote Vincent to his brother Theo in 1878. Vincent gives us our #MondayMotivation, where do you find yours? Vincent van Gogh, Vase with Gladioli and Chinese Asters (1886) #VanGoghReflects #VanGoghMuseum #Amsterdam #Art
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In early January 1890, Van Gogh reflected on a difficult past year, but still with some optimism: ‘It’s perfectly true that last year the crisis recurred at various times – but then, too, it was precisely by working that the normal state returned little by little’. Vincent van Gogh, Garden of the Asylum (1889)

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Vincent to Theo: ‘Well, and notwithstanding, it was in this extreme poverty that I felt my energy return and that I said to myself, in any event I’ll recover from it, I’ll pick up my pencil that I put down in my great discouragement and I’ll get back to drawing’. #VanGoghReflects

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#Onthisday in 1891, Vincent’s brother Theo died in Utrecht, 6 months after his older brother. The brothers supported each other through thick and thin as they followed their dreams, and often gave each other advice. 'Head of a Man' (possibly Theo van Gogh) (1887) #VanGoghReflects

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‘The conscience is a man’s compass, and although the needle deviates sometimes, (…) one must nevertheless do one’s best to set one’s course by it’, wrote Vincent to his brother Theo in 1882. Vincent always had big dreams and worked hard to make them a reality. Vincent van Gogh, View of the Sea at Scheveningen (1882) #VanGoghReflects
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