Vincent van Gogh: world-famous Dutch painter

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), the world-famous painter, was born in the Dutch village of Nuenen. After making a career change – instead of a pastor he wanted to become an artist – he worked passionately on his drawings and paintings. His work took him to France where he eventually took his own life in Auvers-sur-Oise at the of 43, due to the hardships of his artist’s life and depression. Although he only managed to sell one painting during his lifetime, some of his influential works, like The Starry Night or many of his self-portraits became the most loved paintings in the world after his death. 

The route of Van Gogh

The Van Gogh Museum launched this unique video series, taking viewers along the arduous and yet joyful journey that the Dutch artist made in his life. Get inspired by the same landscapes, people and animals that Van Gogh saw in his lifetime.

How would Vincent respond to his impact on our world today? 

We can only fantasize about Van Gogh’s response to his impact on our live. The acclaimed British BBC television series Doctor Who gave it a try, nevertheless. The attempt feels realistic, although we can never be sure. Still, nice to watch for any true Van Gogh fan.

[Onderschrift bij foto] Source: BBC, Doctor Who, Vincent Van Gogh Visits the Gallery

The Van Gogh Museum

Tourists coming to Amsterdam flock to the Van Gogh Museum in great numbers to view his famous paintings. The museum was opened in 1973. The collection, on loan from the Vincent van Gogh foundation, comprises over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, four sketchbooks and about 800 letters by Van Gogh. The museum also houses works by Van Gogh’s peers, acquired by his exchanging works with other artists or bought by brother Theo (1857-1891). 

Van Gogh in your everyday life

Bekking & Blitz have carefully selected some works by this Dutch master and created a range of nice-to-have products that look good in every home. Take a look at our notebooks, art cards and bamboo tableware and enjoy Van Gogh’s beautiful work in your everyday life. Good to know: if you buy these products you will also support the care for his achievements by the Van Gogh Museum.