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Virtual Vincent van Gogh & Japonism

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About The Art Tour

Our two-hour art tour will give you the experience of the captivating evolution of Vincent van Gogh's artistic technique during his renowned "Japanese" phase from 1886 to 1888.  Witness the vibrant brushwork, bold colors, and unconventional compositions as you explore masterpieces such as "The Courtesan," "Flowering Plum Tree," "The Bedroom," and "Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear." Engage with the dynamic energy and emotional intensity that define van Gogh's iconic style, shaped by his deep admiration for Japanese art. Join us for an enlightening journey.

Our Vincent van Gogh Experience is Live.

You will take a peek at his extensive collection of Japanese woodblock prints, known as ukiyo-e, and find out what he found so interesting.  Van Gogh collected and studied these prints, carefully analyzing their techniques and incorporating their stylistic elements into his own work.

One of the most famous examples of van Gogh's Japanese-inspired works is his series of paintings of flowering trees, including his renowned artwork "Almond Blossoms." These paintings reflect his fascination with Japanese cherry blossoms and draw inspiration from the delicate and graceful portrayal of nature found in Japanese art.

Almond Blossoms by Vincent van Gogh


Another notable example is his famous painting "The Bedroom." Van Gogh's depiction of the room with its simplified, almost abstract, furnishings and vibrant colors is reminiscent of the aesthetic found in Japanese prints.

The Bedroom by Vincent van Gogh

Van Gogh's collection of Japanese prints was not only a source of artistic inspiration but also a personal treasure. He carefully studied and categorized his prints, even creating a detailed inventory. He often shared his collection with other artists and friends, spreading his passion for Japanese art.

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.

Your Tour Guide: Rebecca Howland

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

  • Clarence Buckingham Collection
  • Courtauld Gallery London
  • Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands
  • Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • McNay Art Museum, San Antonio
  • Metropolitan MuseumNew York
  • Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
  • Musée Rodin, Paris, France
  • Private Collections
  • The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
  • Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany

  • Affordable Access

    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.