Van Gogh and Amsterdam

When in Amsterdam we went to the Van Gogh Museum. This museum has the world´s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh: more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 letters as well as van Gogh´s own collection of Japanese prints.

We went there on a Friday, the museum is open longer (until ten) and there is music in the evening. The exhibition is great with many beautiful paintings.

My favourite painting is called “Almond blooms”. It is – to me – different from his other paintings. This one has much more life, joy and energy. People have commented that this painting looks Asian. Probably Van Gogh was influenced by some of his Japanese prints.

There is another website, The Vincent van Gogh Gallery, where you can browse Vincent van Gogh’s works and letters in a complete online catalogue.

This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.

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