The Van Gogh museum tour offers a slice of history regarding the old Amsterdam. In a way, a visit to the museum is a bit like “tourist private affair with a famous Dutch painter.” Vincent Van Gogh’s name resonates with the Dutch even today, so does the tour Amsterdam. Below are some surprising facts about the Vincent Van Gogh museum and its inspiration.
Van Gogh Started Young
Tourists searching for something big might end on the hallways of the museum. The portraits, namely ‘Yellow House’ and ‘Almond Blossom’, give a glimpse of the painter’s astonishing works. The inside-the-museum tour is a brief journey through paintings that move, onboard the Van Gogh gallery. Call it amazing, Vincent Van Gogh had started painting when he was just 27 years of age.
The Sunflower Tribute on Launch Date
Thanks to the encouragement of Theo, his brother, Vincent stayed in the profession until he died prematurely in 1889. In the year of our Lord 1889, the museum was opened to everyone concerned by staging the ‘sunflower painting’ as a tribute.
Van Gogh had a Tragic Past
The museum helps everyone escape the excesses elsewhere in a building this big, holding iconic canvases. Tourists might seem surprised, but Vincent Van Gogh had also spent a torrid time inside an asylum situated in Auvers Sur Oise.
The Legacy of Van Gogh
Another surprising fact about the Van Gogh museum tour is that it gives no clue whatsoever regarding Vincent Van Gogh himself. A tour guide might know about the artist and the limited edition works that gave him fame. In fact, it took a lot of time for the world to realize Van Gogh’s impact, though there is always a legacy in high art.
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There are other places near to the museum as well that give more info on Vincent Van Gogh. For instance, his tutor had lived in Jonas Daniel Meyerplein at a time when the painter was pursuing clergy. The museum administrators can thank heavens that Van Gogh had not become a clergy, and that the museum continues to live.
The Van Gogh museum stays open until late in the evening during Fridays. The museum is central tourist hub to those who are on tour Amsterdam.