Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise – an exhibition.

Are you a fan of Vincent Van Gogh? You are not the only one. There are lots of temporary exhibitions about the famous painter and they always attract tens of thousands of visitors. As a result, it is quite hard to find free tickets and open time slots if you are interested in the following Van Gogh exhibition in the Orsay Museum in Paris.

This art show is the first one all about Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings from the last two months of his life in Auvers-sur-Oise near Paris. After lots of research, the exhibition is ready to help people see how important this time was for the artist.

Van Gogh came to Auvers-sur-Oise on May 20, 1890, and sadly passed away on July 29 after trying to end his own life. Even though he only stayed a bit over two months, this time was crucial for his art. It had a new style and growth, influenced by the emotional struggles he faced.

Van Gogh had a hard time in Arles and Saint-Rémy, so he decided to live near Paris with his brother Theo to find new creative energy. He picked Auvers because Dr. Gachet, a doctor who specialized in treating sadness and was also an art lover, lived there. Van Gogh lived at the Ragout Inn in the village and explored everything around him, dealing with worries about his health, his relationship with his brother, and his place in the art world.

This exhibition is special because it focuses only on this important time in Van Gogh’s career. In just two months, he made 74 paintings and 33 drawings, including famous ones like Portrait of Dr. Paul Gachet, The Church at Auvers, and Wheatfield with Crows. The exhibition, with around forty paintings and twenty drawings, will show different themes from this period: village landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and countryside landscapes. It will also feature a series of paintings in a unique double-square format that Van Gogh didn’t usually use.

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Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise – an exhibition.

Location: Orsay Museum
Dates: October 3, 2024 – February 4, 2024

Entrance fee: There is a fee of 16 euros for adults to enter the exhibition. The museum is open daily from 9:30 until 18:00.

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The exhibition can be seen in the Grand Palais in the centre of Paris.

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