Step into the world of one of the most famous artists of all time.
The Van Gogh and the Seasons exhibition is part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series at the National Gallery of Victoria. It showcases some of Van Gogh's beautiful paintings depicting nature throughout the seasons, and uses these as a springboard to discuss challenging periods in his life and how his experiences are imprinted on his legacy. The exhibition features works on loan from international museums- it may be your only chance to view these paintings in Australia.
Van Gogh's 'The parsonage garden in the snow' will be shown at the NGV. Image: NGV.
The exhibition is showing from the 28th of April until the 9th of July, and is open from 10am to 5pm daily.
It is accompanied by a suite of events, including a special free entry screening of the biographical film Lust for Life, talks from art scholars exploring Van Gogh's life and works, and a collaborative event with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra which intersperses readings from Van Gogh's letters to his brother with a performance of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.
Tickets cost $28 per adult and $10 per child. For concession card holders (including students), the ticket price is $24.50 per person.
Unfortunately for those from other states, the exhibition will only be shown in Melbourne.
I'm an Italian scholar of the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh.The only discordant note of this exhibition is the lack of presence of the Portrait of a Man (Ivan Pavlovich Pokhitonov), excised by mistake from the Van Gogh Museum in July 2007.A mutilation of his work that, more painful than the ear, because arbitrary.It is an absurd choice, if we think that the Van Gogh museum, without even knowing it, has in his collection portraits of Matilda von Wullfert Pokhitonova, his wife, Vera Barbe, his daughter and Sophie Mathilde Philippaeus, his mother-in-law .A lost opportunity to expose the whole family together, given that Van Gogh had painted only a few cases an entire family.For example, Sien, the de Groot of the potato eaters and Roulin.
How is it that in your country no one raises the issue and the NGV museum accept this injustice.Across Australia it is just a Van Gogh, it is not fair to get humiliated and downgrade a perfect framework.I am attaching photos of all 4 components of Pokhitonov family.Thank you in advance for listening to me.