The sumptuous Palazzo Bonaparte, once the residence of Maria Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte, mother of Napoleon, hosts a great exhibition dedicated to one of the world's most famous artists of all time.
Fifty works - including the famous Self-portrait - and numerous biographical testimonies reconstruct the human and artistic history of the sensitive Dutch painter, today universally celebrated but with a tormented life.
Van Gogh, born in Groot Zundert on 30 March 1853, oscillates between clarity of mind and attacks of madness. Because of this, he was frequently admitted to the psychiatric hospital of Saint-Paul de Mausole in Saint-Rémy de Provence. Once, he cut off his ear. On 29 July 1890, the dramatic ending, when at thirty-seven, he committed suicide by shooting himself in a field near Auverse.
In a few years, the brilliant artist left a unique and indelible mark in art history: he created wonderful masterpieces - like The Starry Night, Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters - and an extraordinary collection of writings, such as the letters to his younger brother Theo.
The exhibition is produced by Arthemisia and organized in collaboration with the Kröller Müller Museum in Otterlo, which houses one of the greatest treasures of Van Gogh's works.
Photo: Vincent van Gogh, Selfportait, 1887. Oil on cardboard, 32,8x24 cm. © Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands
8 October 2022 to 26 March 2023 - extended to 7 may 2023