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"I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people."

– Vincent van Gogh

Van Gogh’s stormy love affairs and family struggles allowed him to translate strong emotions into outstanding artworks which continue to inspire people around the world today.

Vincent van Gogh only painted during the last ten years of his life, and yet he is still celebrated as one of the most influential artists in Western art. Consuming colors and sumptuous swirls are what make van Gogh’s painfully painterly pieces of art stand out. By adding emotion and a feeling of movement to his works, the Dutch artist’s dramatic brushstrokes really succeeded in bringing his paintings to life.

“No matter what people say; we painters work better in the country, everything there speaks more clearly, everything holds firm, everything explains itself...”

"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."

– Vincent van Gogh

Scenic landscapes, sunflowers, wheat fields, country roads and starry nights - Vincent van Gogh saw nature and art as inseparably linked. Nowhere did he find as much inspiration, peace and solace as in nature.

Van Gogh Museum 50th Year Anniversary

With over 200 paintings, close to 500 drawings and more than 700 letters, the Van Gogh Museum houses the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh anywhere in the world. The Van Gogh Museum has been inspiring countless devotees with the life and work of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries for 50 years and counting. All of their products are being developed with Vincent van Gogh’s heritage in mind and every purchase contributes to maintaining the Van Gogh Museum activities, during the anniversary celebrations and beyond.