On 29 July 1890 Vincent van Gogh (1853) died in Auvers-sur-Oise. The 125th anniversary of his death will be commemorated in 2015 with a many-faceted cultural programme using the motto 125 years of inspiration. This programme will take place not only in the Netherlands but also in Belgium and France through a unique collaboration Van Gogh Europe. The year of commemoration is being coordinated by museums and heritage locations which are in some way connected with his work, his life and his sources of inspiration. There is also a special programme concentrating on the influence that Van Gogh has on contemporary painters, artists and amateurs to this very day: from Keukenhof to the Flower Parade in Zundert and from the cycle track developed by Daan Roosegaarde to Vincent the Musical.
In the Kröller-Müller Museum Van Gogh & Co will take place from 25 April to 27 September. The exhibition will concentrate on the traditional genres at the end of the 19th century: still life, nature, cityscape and the human figure. Works by Van Gogh - more than 50 in total including paintings and drawings - from various periods will be combined with those of his contemporaries from the museum’s own collection. Visitors will have the chance to draw parallels and discover how Van Gogh dealt with the various genres.
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Left: Vincent van Gogh, Flowers in a blue vase, circa juni 1887, right: Henri Fantin-Latour, Roses sur fond sombre, 1880