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Matthew Wong l Vincent van Gogh. Painting as a Last Resort

The first retrospective of Matthew Wong's work in Europe. The work of the Chinese-Canadian artist Matthew Wong (1984-2019) is radiant, colourful and expressive. Vincent van Gogh was one of Wong's primary sources of inspiration, and the exhibition showcases the artistic connection between the two artists.

Matthew Wong l Vincent van Gogh. Painting as a Last Resort

Dates
Wed 22 May09:00 - 18:00
Thu 23 May09:00 - 18:00
Fri 24 May09:00 - 18:00
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Location
Van Gogh Museum
Museumplein 6
1071 DJ Amsterdam
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Wong's work and his connection to Van Gogh

Matthew Wong started drawing and painting in 2011 at the age of 27. In a few years, he developed his own style, painting imaginative landscapes with intense colours. Van Gogh was a great example to him. This exhibition takes a closer look at the artistic and personal connection between the two artists.

You will find parallels in both their art and their life story: Wong and Van Gogh searched for a long time for a vocation in life and finally found it in painting. Both struggled with mental health issues, and for both artists, this struggle resulted in a tragic, untimely death.

Despite these similarities, they each created a highly personal and emotionally charged body of work. The exhibition shows a wide selection of works by Wong, interspersed with relevant works by Van Gogh.

Dates and times

Tuesday 21 May09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 22 May09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 23 May09:00 - 18:00

Matthew Wong l Vincent van Gogh. Painting as a Last Resort

Dates
Wed 22 May09:00 - 18:00
Thu 23 May09:00 - 18:00
Fri 24 May09:00 - 18:00
More dates
Location
Van Gogh Museum
Museumplein 6
1071 DJ Amsterdam
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