Art & Design

Melbourne’s Getting a World-Exclusive Van Gogh Exhibit

By James Shackell
4th Apr 2017


If Year 10 Art classes are nothing but a clay-splattered memory, Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter with one ear who basically made sunflowers a thing (he did other stuff, but we’re pretty sure that’s the big one).

Anyway, from 28 April to 9 July this year, the NGV will be hosting a world exclusive Van Gogh exhibit titled ‘Van Gogh and the Seasons’ as part of its 2017 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces Series. We repeat, this show is not going on the road. We’re the only ones that get it. Sorry, Louvre. Too bad, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Next time, Sydney (#sorrynotsorry). Melbourne is apparently where it’s at for Van Gogh in 2017.

The exhibited works will depict the shifting seasons and locations that helped shape Van Gogh’s life. Brabant, where the artist was born and lived for most of his early days; Arles, where he painted his most iconic canvasses; and Auvers-sur-Oise, where he died in 1890. The pieces are on loan from some of the most prominent galleries in the world, including Amsterdam’s own Van Gogh Museum and the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo. Get some culture inside you this winter.

Where: The National Gallery of Victoria
When: 28 April – 9 July, from 10am – 5pm daily
For more information, click here

You can't afford a Van Gogh (we're guessing) but you CAN afford these sweet online art stores.

Image credit: Paramount Pictures

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