In spring the Van Gogh Museum inaugurates an exhibition on Vincent Van Gogh and Japanese art
The exhibit will showcase sixty works among paintings and sketches, and a rich selection of Japanese prints that highlight the artist’s passion for the Land of the Rising Sun and its art, and how much this has influenced his production.
On show, works from different world museums and private collections, including the famous Self-portrait with a bandaged ear, of 1889, kept at the Courtauld Gallery in London, o Undergrowth with two figures, from 1890, on loan from the Cincinnati museum.
Enchanted by the technique of ukiyo-e, 19th century Japanese color wood cuts that he got to know during his stay in Paris (from 1886 to 1888), Van Gogh began collecting numerous Japanese prints, of which he loved the bright colors, unusual compositions, meticulous reproduction of natural elements.
The Van Gogh and Japan exhibition was born in collaboration with Hokkaido Shimbun Press, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Sapporo, the Metropolitan Art Museum in Tokyo and the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto.
Van Gogh and Japan
March 23-June 24, 2018
Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ