The Van Gogh Museum is located at the Museum Square in Amsterdam and has more than two hundred paintings and drawings, and about 750 letters of Vincent Van Gogh on display. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the biggest collection of works by Vincent Van Gogh and displays his paintings like Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters, The Bedroom, and many other works that are famous across the globe.
Vincent Van Gogh was an unpopular painter when he was alive and became famous only after his death. Regardless, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is very famous among tourists today and if you are planning to go on a private Van Gogh Museum tour, it will be better to buy the tickets in advance. This will help you to avoid spending hours of your valuable time in the queue to get inside the museum.
Below are some interesting facts about Vincent Van Gogh that you need to know before packing your bags for a private Van Gogh Museum tour.
Van Gogh was not from Amsterdam
Even though the Van Gogh Museum is located in the city of Amsterdam, Vincent Van Gogh was not born in Amsterdam. He was born near the border of the country in the southern region. At the age of thirty-three, he moved to Antwerp and then moved to Paris from there. From 1877 to 1878, Van Gogh lived in Amsterdam and then moved to the south of France where he made most of his masterpieces.
Van Gogh was Crazy
As per the latest biography on Van Gogh, he was a fanatic who had no friends. The biography says that he was rude, ungrateful, egocentric, and moody. In general, Vincent Van Gogh was an annoying person. His biography even says that he was crazy, although had a great taste in art. Most of his works were made in a period of ten years. After that period, he fell ill and suffered from mental illness.
Van Gogh and Gauguin
History says that the French painter Gauguin came to visit Vincent Van Gogh when he lived in Arles, but the visit did not go well. Both of the artists fell in love with the same bartender woman at a local pub and even had a brawl about that. A shocking fight broke out between the painters and Van Gogh lost a piece of his earlobe in the fight.