Inside the NGV’s Van Gogh Exhibition

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Text: Noelle Faulkner

Here’s what you can expect from the biggest Van Gogh exhibition to ever land in Australia.

Bloom, heat, harvest and frost: the change of the seasons, the passing of time, the cycle of mortality. In Vincent van Gogh's short, albeit prolific, career, this subject of transformation was a constant fascination, and one that is at the centre of a brand new exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria

Opened by Vincent van Gogh's two great-grandnieces Josien van Gogh and Sylvia Cramer, and curated by Sjraar van Heugten, Van Gogh expert and former Head of Collections at the Van Gogh Museum, "Van Gogh and the Seasons" is the biggest survey of the Dutch master to ever arrive on our shores.

Van Gogh and the Seasons - A Stroke of Genius from NGV on Vimeo.

From wondrous landscapes of farmland and orchards, to divine floral bouquets, the heart-swelling exhibition (also a wonderful Mother's Day excursion, by the way) features close-to 50 of the post-impressionist's most vivid works exploring the seasons, many of which have never been seen in Australia before.  

Van Gogh and the Seasons from NGV on Vimeo.

Accompanying the exhibition will be contextual works, including some from Van Gogh's personal art collection. The NGV has also produced a major film installation, narrated by David Stratton, showcasing and the work and life of the Dutch master and a vibrant program surrounding the event is also in full swing, which includes talks, flower arranging workshops, tours, live music, banquets and programs for the kids.

Van Gogh and the Seasons, Until July 2017, 

Inside the NGV’s Van Gogh Exhibition (фото 1)

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