MAKING VAN GOGH - A German Love Story


“Van Gogh is dead, but the Van Gogh people are alive. And how alive they are! It’s Van Gogheling everywhere”, wrote Ferdinand Avenarius in “Der Kunstwart” in 1910 to describe the fascination Vincent van Gogh’s (1853–1890) paintings held for artists in Germany – particularly the younger ones – in the early twentieth century. The extensive show will revolve around the special significance of German gallery owners, collectors, critics and museums for the success story of this precursor of modern painting, while also illuminating his role as a decisive figure for the art of German Expressionism. It will feature some 140 paintings and works on paper, including around 50 of the artist’s key works.

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