By Helen Georgiou and Helen Gianakopoulou (A Class)
Do you know Vincet van Gogh? Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life. Unfortunately, he was unsuccessful during his lifetime, and was considered a madman and a failure. According to the legend van Gogh sold only one painting, The Red Vineyard, bought for 400 Francs by the painter and art collector Anna Boch. His reputation began to grow in the early 20th century. Today, he is widely regarded as one of history’s greatest painters and an important contributor to the foundations of modern art.
Nowadays, in Athens there is a magnificent and unique exhibition of all the works of the great Dutch painter, which we visited last month. This presentation is unique because it is done with a method that reveals new perspectives. Van Gogh’s works of art, are projected on the walls, floor and ceiling of the venue and visitors are able to walk through them. It narrates the history of his works of art, it describes the historical, social and cultural environment in which he worked. The exhibition records and analyzes his creative periods and influences and touches his thoughts and his feelings.
In our opinion, it is an interesting presentation and definitely different. We also liked it because you can learn a lot about his life in an enjoyable way. WE definitely recommend this extraordinary exhibition for everyone. You don’t want to miss it!