Vincent van Gogh: Still Life with a Plate of Onions, 1889, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo
October 26, 2019 - February 2, 2020
“Painting still lifes is the beginning of everything,” Vincent van Gogh told his students. In the few years he was active as an artist between 1881 and his death in 1890, he painted more than 170 still lifes. Never before has an exhibition been devoted exclusively to this theme. Yet, so much can be learned from a consideration of Van Gogh’s still lifes. The genre reflects his rapid artistic evolution – from his first experiments with sombre colors to his late canvases, full of expressive power and vitality. This journey – our digital prologue to the exhibition Van Gogh: Still Lifes at the Museum Barberini – takes us from the Netherlands via Paris to the South of France, charting the oeuvre of one of the great pioneers of modern painting.