The van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

The van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

  • Country: Holland
  • City: Amsterdam
  • Address: Paulus Potterstraat 7

   The van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses a large collection of paintings of the famous painter. In this Museum about 200. In addition, you can also meet with 500 of his drawings and written documents connected with the life and work of the master, presented in chronological order. Besides the works of the artist, there are paintings of his contemporaries, also wrote in the spirit of post-impressionism. The paintings of Gauguin, Monet, millet, Lermitt etc.


The Museum often hosts exhibitions of paintings. For example, this year, immediately after the reconstruction was arranged exhibition “van Gogh at work”, which demonstrated the basic methods of his work: the choice of colors, style of painting. Even those who are not passionate about painting, will not stay indifferent after visiting the Museum. The Museum building was built by architect Gerrit Rietveld and looks simple and quite modern. The main goal of the architectural design and interior – to draw attention not to the Museum building, and exposed it to the masterpieces of Vincent van Gogh.

In the beginning of the exhibition the audience can get acquainted with the early period of the artist’s life. With him are associated his paintings devoted to the hardships of peasant life and the masterpiece of this period is “the potato Eaters”. In the next room exhibits paintings of the Parisian period of the great artist that the style is quite similar to a heavy and bleak rural landscapes. The writing style becomes light and airy, and the paintings are imbued with a joyous mood. Here is the famous painting “View of Montmartre”.

“Arles hall” will surprise visitors not less than the previous halls. First of all, its colours: orange, yellow, white, peach, turquoise. Just remember the famous words of the artist “Life must be sought in color” which he wrote in this period. Here you can see the very famous painting “Sunflowers”, literally filled with the energy of life.


The last halls display paintings of the last period of the life of Vincent van Gogh, which he spent in a psychiatric hospital where he committed suicide. The paintings reflect a troubled state of mind of the artist, reflected in alarming colors and curved forms.

Van Gogh Museum-depth study of the life and work of the artist in a specially created research center, which is located here. Besides the Museum has an excellent library where you can get acquainted with the original letters of the master, and in the Museum shop to buy the latest publications on the work of van Gogh.

Well, in the end of the article, we just have to give a link to biography and paintings by van Gogh. Read here.