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It is possible to be had, in deepest of the soul, a warm perhaps heart and, nevertheless, nobody goes never to take refuge in him.? These words reflect the sensitivity of an artist who gave everything it by his art. Better well-known like “the painter who cut the ear?, Vincent van Gogh is one of the coveted painters more world-wide. Ironic outcome for an artist whose unique admiring faithful was his own brother.

In the Dutch city of Amsterdam is the Museum Van Gogh, a unique place in the world where to enjoy the anxious brush of the great “Vincent?, as it signed his works. This it consists of two buildings: the main structure was designed by Gerrit Rietveld and abrió in 1973, and the Wing of Exhibition was work of Kisho completed Kurokawa and in 1999. Besides these two architects, many others have contributed in the conclusion, reconstruction and remodeling of both buildings. In his principles it exhibited exclusively works of the collection of the family Go Gogh reunited by Theo, brother of Vincent, merchant and collector of art, between which it included works of other painters of century XIX like Paul Gauguin, Camille Pissarro and Adolphe Monticelli. After her death, her widow Johanna Van Gogh-Bonger maintained great part of the collection in her property, but she was thanks to his son Vincent Willem van Gogh who the collection, meanwhile into the hands of the Foundation Vincent van Gogh, happened to expose itself in this museum.

The Museum Van Gogh allows to follow the evolution of its work and the one of other artists of century XIX. In addition, it counts on an ample supply of exhibitions on diverse subjects of the history of the art of century XIX. But from since the great star is the “crazy person of the red hair?, as they denominated his neighbors of Ar to them, because the unstable mental health of Vincent made a habitual visitor of hospitals. Their attacks of schizophrenia were so strong that sometimes it tried to swallow paintings, which did not prevent that it left for the posterity more than 800 pictures and 1,500 drawings in only nine years as painter.

Sunflowers go Gogh painting. Paul Gauguin. 1888.

The famous sunflowers are the subject of twelve fabrics with which Vincent decorated the study that shared with Gauguin. Its contact had begun in 1886 and between both a mutual respect arose, growing the admiration of Vincent towards Paul, but also the tensions. During one of its disputes, Vincent threatened to its friend a razor and this one, terrified, left to a hotel. Feeling took it to the fault to take the lobe of its right ear soon to give it to Paul like repentance signal.

The fort bow that always shared with its Theo brother has waked up curiosity and fascination. In 1890 Vincent it visited to him in Paris and when finding very worried it about the economic situation, it was oppressed for being one loads for its brother. Fearing a new attack, it left to the field and one went off with a revolver in the chest. Miraculously, it managed to return to his inn, where the doctors bandaged the wound to him but they did not extract the bullet. Two days later it passed away. Theo was to its side, that peculiarly, died six months later.

Landscapes, pictures, bodegones… Their treatment of the color, its technique in cells (mosaic type) and the organicidad of their line caused that the work of remarkable Vincent exerted one influence in other artistic currents like the expresionismo, the fauvismo and principles of the abstraccionismo. For that reason, in the last years, the Museum Van Gogh has become a versatile museum of century XIX, where works of different currents and styles are collected, like the realism, the impressionism and the symbolism, having exhibited in addition works to artists that the own Vincent admired, contemporaries more modern like Paul Gauguin and the Georges Seurat, but also more traditional painters like Ary Sheffer.

The page Web of the Museum allows to obtain tickets of form online. These have the same value that in the Museum and they are possible to be used in any day of the same year in which the purchase was realized. The S-value of € 10 by adult and € 2.50 for young people between 13 and 17 years. The entrance is gratuitous for smaller children of 12 years (a maximum of 3 tickets by adult.) Ticket that includes audioguía for children from 7 to 12 years has a value of €14 by adult, € 6.50 for young people between 13 and 17 years and € 2.50 for children. 

Located in Museumplein, its entrance is in Paulus Potterstraat 7. It is possible to be arrived easily with public transport (street cars 2, 3, 5 and 12, and buses 170, 171 and 172). 

Daily 10-18 hs. Friday 10-22 hs. Sale entered daily 10-17,30 hs. 10-21,30 Fridays hs. Store daily 10-17,45 hs. 10-21,45 Fridays hs. Restaurant daily 10-17,30 hs. 10-21,30 Fridays hs. 

Average of information and audioguías
The museum counts on texts of room and cartelas in Dutch and English with information on corresponding works of art, the artist and his time. In the information counter there is a pamphlet with a brief biography of Go Gogh that can be used to visit the chronological presentation of its work in the first plant. This gratuitous pamphlet is available in nine languages (Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Russian) and includes in addition a plane to the building.
Audioguía also is offered in nine languages. In addition it is possible to be had a guide multimedia and one audioguía to children in Dutch and English. 

For information and reserves (necessary for groups of more than 15 people)
Audio antenna: +31-20 673 68 24 (of Monday through Friday from 9,00 to 17,30 hs.)
The employees of the information counter take care of the visitors in several languages for those who wish to orient themselves before entering the museum or evacuating any restlessness after the visit. Finally, in the store of the museum a great book diversity can be found and magazines with detailed information on Go Gogh and other artists of century XIX.

P.O. Box 75366
1070 AJ Amsterdam
T +31 (0) 20 570 5200
F +31 (0) 20 570 5222
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  1. it seemed to me very good and very complete the information

    Commentary by Ana Maria Go'mez
    25-11-2007 @ 5:01 a.m.
  2. Very good this news, and that it completes that it is. The truth that the summary of the life of this great painter, and the information to go to the museum is totally complete. From since when this in Amsterdam, I visit the museum. Anabella thanks!

    Commentary by Erica Martinez
    25-11-2007 @ 11:55 p.m.
  3. incredible they go gogh, he is a great one, it enchants its works to me, a very complete report

    Commentary by Leonardo Martin
    26-11-2007 @ 3:33 p.m.
  4. Excellent quality and totally complete information, I die of desire to cross the place! It advanced!

    Commentary by Ca
    28-11-2007 @ 2:53 a.m.
  5. Very interesting all the article, always is important to continue extending the knowledge with respect to a so charismatic and emblematic painter especially of, who is in addition the pride to Holland.

    Commentary by Jorge
    04-04-2008 @ 2:30 a.m.
  6. Què treasure has in that Museum. VAn Gogh is ademàs an extremely spiritual being who knew to transmit it in his work. It is sad his end, but fodder that must of have felt very felìz in managing to shape its interioridad in the fabric.

    Commentary by wake cameto- Uruguay
    07-05-2008 @ 4:19 p.m.
  7. I am Argentine and my dream is to visit exposiciòn where it is the pictures of Vicent and to extasiar with its light and color to me. Algùnn dìa serà a so wonderful visitor màs of paìs

    Commentary by irene
    01-04-2009 @ 12:46 a.m.
  8. I am adipto to the brush of Gogh, am leido much on its biography, believe that not encontro very well in the Earth, I paint and I am always inspired by go gogh, will not get to be just as but satisfies me to have it like inspiration.

    Commentary per July piedi
    07-05-2009 @ 8:01 a.m.
  9. I admire and respect goes gogh is leido and had the opportunity to visit the museum and recorido by all the museum and me tranporte a mental past in each picture to feel and to live their art light

    Commentary by light
    17-05-2009 @ 7:26 a.m.

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