The exhibition will explore the impressionists’ influence on Groninger artists
The Groninger Museum will have an exhibition featuring work by Vincent van Gogh in 2024. It will focus on the way in which Van Gogh influenced the work of Groninger painters, such as members of the famous group De Ploeg, reports the GIC.
Groninger Museum Director Andreas Blühm says that in 1896 Groningen held the first exhibition of work by Vincent van Gogh. At the time, this was the largest retrospective exhibition devoted to the artist, who died in Auver-sur-Oise in 1890, following self-inflicted gunshot wounds and a life-time of depression.
This exhibition in 1896 was visited by 1600 people, including teachers, who would later teach the members of De Ploeg.
At that exhibition in 1896, no fewer than 125 works by Van Gogh were shown, including “The Sunflowers” and “The Starry Night”. In 2024, Blühm hopes to show how this exhibition influenced Groningen painters.