Attention art lovers in Australia – this is your chance to see Van Gogh up close. Enough said.
We all know Van Gogh and his work and the extreme value that his pieces hold and right now, the National Gallery of Victoria is showcasing his work as part of their Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series. Van Goghs most valuable work is the “Portrait of Dr. Gachet” and valued at $82 million, with other iconic pieces like “The Starry Night” and “Wheat Field with Cypresses” housed in different museums and collections across the world. The NGV has negotiated and collected 49 of Van Goghs works with a story of his work through the seasons for you to view for a limited time.
The seasons had a huge impact on Van Gogh and viewing the collection, it’s clear how much they inspired and influenced his work. With a series of pieces from his early work in 1885 up until 1889, the exhibition isn’t simply an artistic history lesson of Van Gogh’s work. It’s an exploration into how one of the world most amazing painters loved the seasons, moods and colours of the world as time and his career progressed.
This collection of Van Gogh’s work is the largest collection of the painter’s artworks to ever travel to Australia, an effort which took over a decade in planning. The nearly 50 painting and drawings depict various times and places in the artist life with commentary providing further detail into the background and inspiration of each piece. If you’re not an art aficionado, don’t worry – the exhibition is easy to navigate and will give any art lover an introductory understanding of the artists life and artistic journey.
These rich and sensory paintings are iconic to say the least, with an introduction and overview into the life of the troubled painter. Tickets are on sale from $23 and tours are also available. Van Gogh and The Seasons presented by Mazda is exhibiting now at the NGV until the 9th of July.