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The STÄDEL brings Van Gogh to Frankfurt in 2019

01.09.2018 | 09:48 Clock | Culture
The STÄDEL brings Van Gogh to Frankfurt in 2019

It will be just over a year before the exhibition doors open to visitors, but preparations are already underway at the Städel Museum for the major exhibition highlight in autumn 2019: from 23 October 2019 to 16 February 2020, the Frankfurt museum will be showing a comprehensive exhibition on one of the world's most famous artists: Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). This is sure to generate a lot of excitement and long queues outside the museum again. For in the largest and most elaborate presentation in the history of the Städel to date, some 140 paintings and works on paper, including over 45 central works by van Gogh, will be on display.

The show will focus extensively on the special role played by German gallery owners, collectors, critics and museums in the success story of the pioneer of modern painting. Secondly, it illuminates van Gogh's crucial role as a role model for German Expressionist art.

The exhibition was preceded by many years of loan negotiations, but these have now been successfully concluded. The Städel was thus able to secure high-calibre works from both German and international collections for the special exhibition, including from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen in Munich, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery in Prague and the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Special highlights include the self-portraits from the Art Institute in Chicago and the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo. Other highlights include the famous depiction of Berceuse Augustine Roulin (1889, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam) and Sailboats on the Beach at Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (1888, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam).

The exhibition takes a look at van Gogh's oeuvre for the first time in the context of its reception in Germany. The starting point is a selection of key works from all creative phases of the Dutch painter. Building on this, the presentation focuses on van Gogh's significance for the development of German art at the beginning of the 20th century. One can be curious. Art lovers should definitely make a note to visit the Städel Museum in autumn 2019.

Exhibition duration: 23 October 2019 to 16 February 2020

Information: <link http: www.staedelmuseum.en _blank>

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