The Hermitage Amsterdam has broken ties with the Hermitage in St. Petersburg since the war in Ukraine. Now the Van Gogh Museum, the Mauritshuis and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen lend out public favorites for the Dutch Heritage Amsterdam exhibition series in the museum. Each time, one masterpiece by one artist is highlighted.
Until Sunday 26 June, the painting The Yellow House (The Street) (1888) by Vincent van Gogh is highlighted. In 1888 Van Gogh (1853 – 1890) rented four rooms in a house on Place Lamartine (Arles, France). With this house, Van Gogh had found more than just a place to paint. He wanted to turn it into an artist’s house, an ‘Atelier of the South’, where like-minded painters could live and work together. In Arles, Van Gogh would paint the works he became most famous for, such as Sunflowers, The Bedroom and The Yellow House (The Street).
Emilie Gordenker – general director of the Van Gogh Museum: ‘In May 1888 Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo: ‘You know that I have always thought it foolish that painters live alone, etc. You always lose when you are alone.’ shows why Het Gele Huis (The Street) fits so well with Dutch Heritage Amsterdam. The Van Gogh Museum is pleased to be able to offer support in this exceptional situation by lending this masterpiece. We hope that the painting in its temporary new place can be an inspiration in turbulent times’.
Dutch Heritage Amsterdam; The Yellow House, until June 26th, Hermitage Amsterdam, Amstel 51