The great exhibition conceived and curated by Marco Goldin, and promoted by the Municipality of Padua with the collaboration of the Kröller-Müller Museum and the Van Gogh Museum, is dedicated to Vincent van Gogh (Zundert, 1853 - Auvers-sur-Oise, 1890).
125 works will be presented to the public, 78 of which by van Gogh alone and the others by artists who have intertwined, for various reasons and at different times, their creative path with that of the Dutch painter, including Delacroix, Courbet, Millet, Hiroshige , Kunisada, sometimes directly such as Seurat, Pissarro, Signac, Guillaumin, Bernard and of course Gauguin.
To these we add Francis Bacon, of whom three canvases will be exhibited, to show how the figure of van Gogh was also an inspiration for the great artists of the twentieth century.
Through 5 sections (The painter as a hero; The formative years. From the Marcasse mine to the Hague; From Nuenen to Paris. A changing colour; A decisive year, 1888; Of moons and clouds. Van Gogh and the end of his journey), the exhibition aims to reconstruct and recount the life and art events of the great artist.
The Sower, Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin and the iconic Self-Portrait with a Grey Felt Hat are just some of Vincent van Gogh's masterpieces that can be admired in Padua.