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Virtual Vincent van Gogh Art Tours
Journey with Vincent van Gogh through Antwerp to Paris to Arles, and Saint-Rémy
About The Vincent van Gogh Art Tour
Embark on a captivating journey through the life and art of Vincent van Gogh, one of the most influential figures in the history of Western art. Our two-hour virtual art tour offers an immersive experience into the world of this iconic artist, guiding you from the bustling streets of Antwerp to the vibrant heart of Paris, and from the picturesque landscapes of Arles to the tranquil asylum of Saint-Rémy. As you traverse these significant chapters of Van Gogh's life, you will encounter over 100 of his most vibrant and emotionally charged paintings. Each artwork tells a story, reflecting the evolution of his unique style and the tumultuous path of his artistic and personal life.
In Antwerp and Paris, witness the transformation of Van Gogh's art as he absorbed the influences of the great masters and the burgeoning Impressionist movement. Here, you will see how his palette brightened, his brushstrokes became more dynamic, and his subjects more diverse. The tour highlights key works from these periods, offering insights into how his experiences in these cosmopolitan centers fueled his artistic growth. As we move to Arles, you will be enveloped in the warmth and light of the Provence countryside that inspired some of Van Gogh's most celebrated works. The vivid yellows of sunflowers, the deep blues of starry nights, and the lush greens of the rolling fields come alive, showcasing his unparalleled ability to convey emotion and meaning through bold colors and expressive techniques.
The final leg of our journey takes us to Saint-Rémy, where Van Gogh's art reached new depths of emotional intensity. During his time in the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum, he created some of his most profound and moving works. Through our virtual tour, you will gain a deeper understanding of the struggles and triumphs of Van Gogh's life, witnessing the poignant beauty he captured during his moments of both turmoil and tranquility. This immersive experience not only celebrates the genius of Van Gogh's artistry but also offers a poignant look at the human spirit's resilience. Join us on this unforgettable exploration of Vincent van Gogh's legacy and emerge with a newfound appreciation for the profound impact he has left on the art world.
About The Vincent van Gogh & Japonism Art Tour
Delve into the transformative "Japanese" phase of Vincent van Gogh's artistic journey with our two-hour art tour, a period spanning from 1886 to 1888 that marked a significant evolution in his style and technique. This phase, ignited by Van Gogh's profound admiration for Japanese art, saw him experimenting with vibrant brushwork, bold colors, and unconventional compositions. Our tour offers an intimate exploration of this pivotal period, showcasing masterpieces such as "The Courtesan," "Flowering Plum Tree," "The Bedroom," and the poignant "Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear." Each piece serves as a testament to Van Gogh's ability to absorb and reinterpret the aesthetics of Japanese art, blending it seamlessly with his unique vision.
As you journey through this fascinating phase of Van Gogh's career, you will witness the emergence of a more confident and expressive artist. "The Courtesan" and "Flowering Plum Tree" exemplify his fascination with Japanese prints, evident in the bold outlines, flat areas of color, and attention to detail in nature. Meanwhile, "The Bedroom," with its vivid colors and distinct perspective, reveals Van Gogh's skill in conveying the intimacy of personal space. The tour not only highlights the beauty and innovation of these works but also delves into the stories behind them, offering a deeper understanding of Van Gogh's artistic and emotional state during this period.
Join us on this enlightening journey and engage with the dynamic energy and emotional intensity that define Van Gogh's iconic style. This tour is more than just an appreciation of his artistic achievements; it's an immersive experience into the heart and mind of one of history's most celebrated artists. Through his eyes, you will experience the allure of Japanese art and its profound impact on Western painting. This tour promises to leave you with a richer understanding of Van Gogh's artistry and the enduring influence of his "Japanese" phase on the world of art.
Our Vincent van Gogh Experiences is Live.
You will begin your voyage by peering into Vincent van Gogh's early works, delving into the very roots that nurtured his iconic style. Witness the transformative journey that led him to develop a distinctive visual language. Our exploration will then transport you through Van Gogh's sojourns in Paris and Arles. Here, we offer a unique lens through which to view his life, health, and mental well-being, drawing from the insights of renowned Art Historians, publications, and top museums. As our voyage of discovery reaches its conclusion, we'll delve into the circumstances surrounding Van Gogh's untimely departure from this world. Through this, we'll reflect on the enduring significance of his work, a testament to his profound impact on art and culture.
Guided Insights: A Conversation with Our Art Historian Expert.
As the virtual art tour concludes, all participants are cordially invited to partake in an optional chat led by our art historian expert, Rebecca Howland. This engrossing discussion promises to further deepen your understanding and immersion, providing you with a truly engaging experience.
Join Us to Rediscover Joy with Vincent van Gogh.
Enriching Conversations Await:
Stay for the optional post-tour discussion with our expert. Delve deeper into Vincent van Gogh's world, share your insights, and engage in thought-provoking conversations surrounded by his timeless artworks and pictures.
Essential Information for a Seamless Experience with Vincent van Gogh Paintings:
- This artistic adventure unfolds via Zoom. Ensure you have the Zoom app downloaded on your chosen device.
- A stable Wi-Fi connection is imperative for uninterrupted immersion.
- Watch on your computer, tablet, iPhone, or TV for varying degrees of visual splendor.
- Your Zoom link will be emailed on the morning of the tour. For assistance, reach out to our organizer.
- Arrive early to troubleshoot any technical concerns, ensuring a glitch-free journey.
- Need to reschedule? Email us in advance to transfer your ticket to a preferred date.
Experience Vincent van Gogh in Real-Time: Please note that our tours are live and not recorded, respecting the copyrights of the showcased artworks. Immerse yourself in the authenticity of van Gogh's creations and discover the depth of his art through exquisite pictures.
Elevate your artistic awareness with this unparalleled virtual encounter. Reserve your spot now for a transformative journey through the artistic tapestries of van Gogh's world, enriched with captivating images of his artistry.
About Rebecca Howland
My name is Rebecca Howland and I graduated from California State University of Bakersfield with my bachelor's in art history and graduated from California State University of Northridge with my master's in history. I am currently residing in the greater Houston area working as an educational program developer at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts. I enjoy using my background in education to encourage others to learn more about the arts and history in order to apply that knowledge in their everyday life. I am excited to share my passion, knowledge, and experiences with all of you on my tours!
Contributing Museum Sources
- Amsterdam: P. and N. de Boer Foundation
- Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum
- Athens: Basil and Elise Goulandris Museum of Contemporary Art
- Philadelphia, The Barnes Foundation
- Beijing: Collection Wang Zhongjun
- Basle: Offentliche Kunstsammlung, Kunstmuseum Basel
- Boston: Museum of Fine Arts
- Cambridge, Mass.: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
- Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago
- Cologne: Wallraf-Richartz-Museum
- Collection H.R. Hahnloser
- Collection Niarchos
- Copenhagen: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
- Detroit: The Detroit Institute of Arts
- Den Bosch: Noordbrabants Museum
- Essen: Museum Folkwang
- Geneva: Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
- Glasgow: Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum
- Hakone: Pola Museum of Art
- Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum
- Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, Gift of the Hanadiv Foundation
- the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum, Magdeburg, Germany
- Komaki (Japan): Menard Art Museum
- Kröller-Müller Museum
- London: National Gallery of Art
- London: Courtauld Institute Galleries
- Los Angeles: Getty Center
- Los Angeles: The Armand Hammer Museum of Art
- Mannheim: Kunsthalle Mannheim
- Moscow: Pushkin Museum
- Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
- Munich: Neue Pinakothek
- New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- New York: The Museum of Modern Art
- New Haven (Conn.): Yale University Art Gallery
- Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada
- Pasadena, California: The Norton Simon Museum of Art
- Paris: Musee d'Orsay
- Paris: Musée Rodin
- Prague: Narodni Gallery
- Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art
- Providence: Rhode Island School of Design
- New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Justin K. Thannhauser Collection
- Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
- The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
- Washington, D.C.: Collection Joseph Albritton
- Williamstown, Mass.: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
- Washington D.C. : The Phillips Collection
- Winterthur: Villa Flora
- Winterthur: Oskar Reinhart Collection 'Am Römerholz
- Rome: Musei Vaticani
- Riehen/Basel, Switzerland: Fondation Beyeler
- Sao Paulo: Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo
- Solothurn: Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Dubi-Muller Foundation
- St. Louis: The Saint Louis Art Museum
- St. Petersburg: Hermitage
- St. Louis: The Saint Louis Art Museum
- Toledo, Ohio: The Toledo Museum of Art
- Tokyo: Artizon Museum
- Tokyo: Sompo Japan Museum of Art
- Takayama, Japan: Hikaru Museum
- Utrecht: Centraal Museum -- on loan from the van Baaren Museum Foundation, Utrecht
- Van Gogh Museum
- Wuppertal: Von der Heydt-Museum
- Zurich: Foundation E.G. Bührle
- Zwolle (Netherlands): Museum de Fundatie
In today's digital age, virtual visits offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional travel, especially when it comes to exploring international art collections. Traveling to a physical location, particularly overseas, can be a significant financial undertaking. Between airfare, accommodation, and other travel-related expenses, the costs can quickly add up. Moreover, gaining access to some of the world's most renowned art collections can come with a hefty price tag, sometimes amounting to hundreds before entering the building. Beyond the monetary considerations, there's also the unpredictability of the art world. Imagine making the journey only to discover that the specific piece or artist's work you were eager to see is temporarily on loan to another institution. Such scenarios can be disappointing, to say the least. Recognizing these challenges, we have taken the initiative to compile a diverse range of paintings from various sources. Our digital collections ensure that art enthusiasts can access and enjoy these masterpieces without the constraints of geography, cost, or availability.
Our People Are One of A Kind
Our guides are not just casual enthusiasts; they are dedicated professionals who have invested significant time and effort in educational institutions to hone their skills and knowledge. As art historians, they have delved deep into the intricacies of art history, ensuring that they are not only well-versed but also influential voices in their field. Their passion for art is evident in their obsession with renowned artists, many of whom might be your favorites. They don't just study these artists; they immerse themselves in their works, stories, and legacies. This dedication and enthusiasm translate into engaging conversations when they discuss our collection of paintings. When you interact with our guides, you're not just getting a tour; you're getting a rich, informative, and passionate discourse on art.
Our Tickets Are Easy to Manage
Purchasing tickets for our art tours is not just a transaction; it's a commitment to an enriching experience. We understand that sometimes plans change or unforeseen circumstances arise. That's why we've made our ticketing process as flexible and user-friendly as possible. If you ever find yourself needing to reschedule your tour, there's no need to fret. Simply reach out to us before the scheduled start of the art tour, and we'll assist you in moving your booking to a new date that suits you better. Our primary goal is to ensure that you have a seamless and enjoyable experience, so we've designed our ticket management system with your convenience in mind.