Van Gogh in Amsterdam

by Tanja

Until October 27, 2013, the Amsterdam Beurs van Berlage shows (almost) all Vincent van Gogh’s work in one exhibition, in chronological order.

The expo consists of digitalized images of Van Gogh paintings, on actual size, showing his work in detail and in the colours Van Gogh meant for his scenes.

Van Gogh in real colours

According to a Van Gogh expert, the exhibition gives you the chance to see Van Gogh’s work in its real colours. Many of the real paintings are no longer as lively as they used to be.

The exhibition want to show how the famous Dutch painter intended his work.

The digital versions of this paintings are accompanied with phrases from letters Van Gogh wrote. During his life, Vincent van Gogh wrote around 400 letters to his younger brother Theo van Gogh.

Visitors can get a glimpse of who the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh really was.

According to one biography, written by Americans Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, Vincent was egocentric, rude, ungrateful, moody and just a general pain in the ass.


Van Gogh in 3D

To give the visitor a look into Van Gogh brain, some of the work is reproduced as 3D animations.

By adding new layers of dimensions and bringing out the details, the makers of the exhibitions want to make the paintings of Van Gogh really come alive.


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