Van Gogh, The starry night

6 December 2019

The new digital exhibition of the Atelier des Lumières offers an immersion in the paintings of Vincent van Gogh (1852-1890), ignored genius during his lifetime that has upset the painting. Marrying the entire space of the Atelier, this new visual and sound creation, traces the tormented life of the artist, who painted during the last 10 years of his life more than 2000 paintings today scattered throughout the world .

Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 in the Netherlands. His work full of naturalism, inspired by Impressionism and Pointillism, announces Fauvism and Expressionism.

Van Gogh grew up in a family of the old bourgeoisie. He first tries to make a career as an art dealer. Refusing to see art as a commodity, he is fired. He then aspires to become a pastor, but he fails the theology exams. At the approach of 1880, he turned to painting. During these years, he left the Netherlands for Belgium, then France to settle there. He then explores painting and drawing both as an autodidact and as a student.

However, his life is peppered with crises that reveal his mental instability. One of them causes suicide, at the age of 37.

The exhibition takes place until 05 January 2020.