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30 Must-See Museums: Amsterdam

van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh was the 19th century’s most important Dutch painter, and he remains one of the world’s most popular artists long after his passing.

Van Gogh Museum
Vincent van Gogh was the 19th century’s most important Dutch painter, and he remains one of the world’s most popular artists long after his passing. This expanded light-filled space houses the visionary’s vibrant colors and dazzling landscapes, reflections of his artistic genius and anguished life (including paintings created just days before his suicide in France at the age of 37). The Netherlands’ Vincent worship continues, and this is its temple.

Highlights: You may not know their names, but you will recognize the images: “The Potato Eaters,” “Irises,” “Sunflowers,” “Wheatfield with Crows,” and a number of self-portraits. Also on display are works by dozens of artists who influenced or were influenced by van Gogh.

Duly Noted:
The museum was refurbished in 1999 with a dramatic new annex designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa.

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joey richman
Totally incredible museum. They even have some of his incredible sketchbooks with his drawings for some of the famous paintings. I was in heaven to see his masterful creations drawn out before the grand finally. I was able to see Millias exhibit there last year another plus. One of the great museums Ive ever seen.
9/30/2009 3:00:11 PM

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