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Art / Painting | Kobe

Vincent van Gogh

During Vincent Van Gogh’s short but eventful life (1853-90), he was active as an artist for just one decade, yet his intense use of colors and bold style continues to inspire artists globally.

Two seminal points in Van Gogh’s career — his life in The Hague and the influence of the Hague School, and his later transition into impressionism — are highlighted in this exhibition that brings together 40 Van Gogh works.

Accompanied by 30 more works by Hague School masters, including Anthonij (Anton) Rudolf Mauve (1838-1888), as well as pieces by other impressionists, such as Claude Monet (1840-1926), the exhibition explores influences on Van Gogh and the development of his own colorful perception of realism.

This exhibition originally ran at the Ueno Royal Museum from Oct. 11, 2019 to Jan. 13. (Yukari Tanaka)