'Van Gogh Dreams' invites you to join Vincent van Gogh's emotional journey to the South of France. You will see what Vincent saw and feel what he felt during one of the most important periods of his life. Now on view.
27 July 2018 - 13 January 2019
Van Gogh Dreams is narrative installation that allows you to enter the mind and heart of Vincent van Gogh. You can experience Van Gogh's emotional journey when he moved from Paris to Arles, in the South of France. His journey was alive with inspiration and beauty, but also tarnished with doubt and confusion. 'Van Gogh dreams' is a sensory experience in which you see what Vincent saw and feel what he felt. Even though you won't see any paintings, you'll still get exceedingly close to the famous artist.
In 1888 Vincent van Gogh leaves Paris behind and travels to Arles. The big city took a heavy toll on Vincent's health. In the sunny south of France, Vincent hopes to find peace and quiet. Blisfully happy with his new surroundings, Van Gogh works tirelessly towards realising his dream: creating a new kind of art full of light and colour, together with other artisits. However, things turn out differently and Vincent's dream falls apart. Van Gogh Dreams tells the story of this turbulent period in Van Gogh's life across five different areas. It is based on the many letters that Vincent wrote to his brother Theo.
Complete your visit
Van Gogh Dreams truly completes your visit to the Van Gogh Museum. In the permanent collection, you can view the artworks and learn more about Van Gogh's life and work. In Van Gogh Dreams, you have the opportunity to get to know more about the man behind the famous masterpieces.
Van Gogh Dreams is a sensory experience in which light, color and sound play a major role. Therefore, the setup is less accessible to people with a visual impairment or hearing impairment. Van Gogh dreams is accessible to wheelchair users.
Van Gogh Dreams is realised in collaboration with Tellart.