MuseumThe love affairs of Vincent van Gogh in Van Gogh Museum

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About the museum

Van Gogh was a post-impressionist painter who for a decade worked alongside some of the major artists of his time, like Emile Bernard and Paul Gauguin. Because of his use of bright colours, emotions, thickly-applied paint, dynamic brush-strokes and abstract views on painting, he became an important source of inspiration for the next generation of Modern painters like Maurice Denis and Odillon Redon.
The work of Vincent van Gogh remains popular and likeable, and his works like Starry Night, Sunflowers and Almond Blossom are loved worldwide.
How different would his life have been if he had been as celebrated in life as he now is in death. Although unappreciated as an artist during his lifetime (he only sold 1 painting!), Van Gogh is now considered one of the most brilliant artists of the 19th century,
Not only was Vincent unlucky in his career as an artist, but he was also unlucky in love. His love life was a string of disastrous love affairs.
But who were those women Vincent fell for? And why did those women not return his love? Later in life, he became a frequent visitor to houses of ill repute. At one time, he even lived with a prostitute, although these paid relationships made his life even more complicated.
One of the reasons why we know so much about the love life of Vincent is the many letters that he wrote to his family and friends, especially to his little brother, Theo.
In the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, 819 letters relating to Vincent’s correspondence are preserved. These form an important source of information and give us a good insight into the love life of the artist himself.
In this app about Van Gogh’s love life, you will learn about the startling, sad, sassy and spicy details of Vincent’s tumultuous love affairs; the unrequited Love-story behind the art.
Please keep in mind that this content contains nudity and adult subject matters.

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  • Van Gogh Museum, 7, Paulus Potterstraat, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, 1071 CX, Netherlands
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  • Oxana Mosienko

    5 out of 5 rating 04-02-2019

    Было интересно послушать, взглянуть на биографию Ван Гога с точки зрения его отношений.

  • Алла

    5 out of 5 rating 01-22-2018

    очень круто) благодарю)!

  • Григорий

    4 out of 5 rating 09-18-2017

    Новая информация для меня. Рекомендую прослушать. э

  • таня

    5 out of 5 rating 08-26-2017

    Мы слушали эти истории, чтобы развлечься, стоя в очереди в Музей Ван Гога в дождливый день. Этот аудиогид отлично скрасил ожидание, да и на картины потом смотришь уже немного по-другому. Личность Ван Гога подана очень живо, через призму его любовных отношений. Рекомендую!

  • Андрей

    5 out of 5 rating 05-08-2017

    Очень интересно, голос и выбор картин, твёрдая пятерка, жаль что всего 15, без путеводителя было бы не так интересно,спасибо!

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