New light is about to shine on the myth that Vincent Van Gogh was a lonely, tormented artist, never appreciated in his lifetime. A new exhibit at the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, Netherlands will display some 90 pieces relating to Van Gogh's life. It will inclue 16 original Van Gogh paintings, 17 works on paper, as well as personal letters and paintings by his friends. The show explores his network of family and friends who supported him and his art. Helewise Berger is curator of the exhibition Van Gogh's Inner Circle: Friends, Family, Models.The show sets out to explore how his network of family and friends supported him—emotionally, fiscally, and socially. The perspectives of his pupils, who described him as strict but playful, are also included, along with the voices of several important women in his life. Prominently featured in the show is his brother, Theo, who knew him best. The friendship between the brothers and their shared love of art and literature is examined in the painting, Portrait of Theo van Gogh, a book of poetry from Vincent to Theo, and a book containing 42 prints, believed to belong to Theo van Gogh. All are on loan from the Van Gogh Museum.
Van Gogh’s Inner Circle. Friends, Family, Models opens on September 21, 2019 at the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, Netherlands. It will be on view until January 12, 2020.
This little tidbit might entice you to go see the exhibit. Tickets are 15Euros for adults. A mere $16.52. Children up to 18 are free, and students pay only 7.50Eutos. ($8.26) A small price to pay for an amazing exhibit.