2 July-18 Sept 2005. A collection of rarely displayed works by Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) goes on display this month in the museum dedicated to the famous Dutch artist.
Van Goghs talent as a draughtsman is given ample coverage in this excellent collection comprising one hundred or so of Van Goghs finest drawings. The works in the exhibition are on loan from private and public collections from all over the world, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest. Owing to their sensitivity to light these drawing are not often exhibited making this a unique occasion to view some works which have not been on show for years.
Van Gogh began his career as a draughtsman in 1880, but even after he turned to painting a few years later, he never lost his great love of drawing. The exhibition includes some landscape drawings of Provence, in southern France, which were the basis of his so-called second Montmajour series, considered to be among his greatest masterpieces. Tickets: 13.50. Open daily 10.00-18.00, Friday 10.00-22.00.
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Van Gogh draughtsman - the masterpieces
The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Paulus Potterstraat 7, tel:.+31 (0)205705200, fax: +31 (0)205705222. Trams 2 and 5 from Central station.