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It's a once-in-a-century opportunity

Step into the Gallery and be treated to Van Gogh's most spectacular paintings and drawings, in one exhibition. It's a chance to delve into what inspired and motivated the artist in his famously productive final years in Arles, in the south of France.

Be enchanted by Arles

In 1888 Van Gogh left Paris and moved to Arles, claiming that "It seems to me almost impossible to work in Paris unless one has some place of retreat where one can recuperate".

Arles would go on to inspire the artist, with its rural scenes and quality of light.

One of the most famous works, 'The Yellow House (The Street)' will be on display. It features a house he lived in for just under 6 months but which has come to be synonymous with Van Gogh and his time in the south of France. 

See two sunflowers together

Visit the Gallery throughout the year, and there's always a crowd around Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'. This exhibition brings together our 'Sunflowers' with another of the seven that he painted while in Arles, usually on display in Philadelphia

Van Gogh sketched out a plan for two sunflowers to be displayed as a triptych with a version of 'La Berceuse (Lullaby: Madame Augustine Roulin Rocking a Cradle)' in a letter to his brother Theo. Don't miss the chance to see these three paintings as Van Gogh dreamt they be displayed. 

Admire Van Gogh's drawings

While Van Gogh is best known for his bold use of bright colours, his drawings are equally entrancing.

The exhibition features 14 drawings by Van Gogh. Take the chance to admire his extraordinary drawings, filled with the energy and dynamism of his hand.

And for the artists among you, pick up a pencil or piece of charcoal and have a go at your own landscape, inspired by Van Gogh's ingenious mark making.  

Get close to the brushstrokes

From tote bags to umbrellas, Van Gogh's works are impossible to avoid around the world. This is your chance to get up close to the real brushstrokes.

Inspect the way he captures light and lovers, gardens and dreams, through the application of paint. Then step back and admire the work of Van Gogh in all its glory. 

Get swept up in Van Gogh's poetic visions

Capturing lovers strolling along the banks of the Rhône, or the public park in Arles known as The Poets Garden, Van Gogh's works from this period are brimming with poetry. 

Immerse yourself in his creative world and let the inspiration flow.

Image: Vincent van Gogh 'Starry Night over the Rhône', 1888. Oil on canvas, 72.5 × 92 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris Donation sous réserve d'usufruit de M. et Mme Robert Kahn-Sriber, en souvenir de M. et Mme Fernand Moch, 1975 Photo © Musée d'Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt  
Be bowled over by over 60 Van Gogh works

Don't miss this incredible chance to see so many of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings in one space. It might be the big stars that draw you in - quite literally in the case of 'Starry Night over the Rhône' - but there's also the opportunity to fall in love with new favourites.

Image: Vincent Van Gogh, 'The Large Plane Trees (Road Menders at Saint-Rémy)', 1889. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of the Hanna Fund 1947.209.
Van Gogh: Poets and Lovers
14 September 2024 - 19 January 2025
Be blown away by Van Gogh’s most spectacular paintings in our once-in-a-century exhibition. Members can book tickets now. Sign up to our emails for future ticket announcements.
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