The museum was founded in 1973 in a building designed by the architect Gerrit Rietveld. The museum has more than 200 paintings and 500 drawings. You can learn about Van Gogh's artistic development through the chronological displays of the works and learn about the development of his painting style throughout the seven periods he created, from the "optimistic" to the darkest. You will also be exposed in the museum to the works of other artists who created in the 19th century and learn about the turbulent period in general.
Pay particular attention to the famous paintings of Van Gogh, "Potato Eaters," "Yellow House in Arles" and one of the three "Sunflower" paintings.
In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum also has temporary exhibitions on various subjects. Children can also find interest in workshops, voice tours, and treasure hunt games to keep them alert and active.
In his youth, he changed drawing styles more than once and was very influenced by the Japanese painting. He created his large paintings, full of light and light colors, in the last years of his life. These years he painted in the south of France. At the same time, Van Gogh began to lose his sanity and did strange things that indicated a difficult mental distress. The most famous of them was the chopping off his ear, rumored to give it to a woman he loved, but in reality probably after a quarrel with his friend, the painter Paul Gauguin.
Vincent Van Gogh sold only one painting, called "The Red Kerem." His lack of pocket led him to draw on tablecloths and towels he took from the mental institution where he was hospitalized. Today his paintings are worth millions of dollars each.
The realization of his genius came only a few years after his death. His paintings were then exhibited in Paris and were widely appreciated. Since then they have become the most important in the history of art and are now sold at record prices!
In 2016, the stolen creations were handed over to the authorities by a criminal organization after an ongoing investigation. Using DNA samples collected at the museum, two suspects were arrested: "the monkey," the art thief Octav Durham and his partner Henk Bayslin, both of whom were sentenced to four years in prison.