1 , 6 personne
Meet Vincent van Gogh, one of the world’s most beloved artists, on this private 2-hours tour of the Van Gogh Museum. This collection of his paintings, the richest in the world, holds some of van Gogh’s most famous works. You will be able to admire in living color many of his self-portraits, “The Potato Eaters”, “Sunflowers”, “The Bedroom”, “Almond Blossom”, “Wheatfield with Crows”, and other important paintings. As we survey these iconic and lesser-known works, you will learn everything about van Gogh’s artistic evolution, unique style, and tumultuous life. We will examine his early works in the Netherlands, his impressionistic paintings from Paris, and his post-impressionist evolution in Arles, Saint-Rémy and Auvers-sur-Oise. We will discuss his scientific approach to colors and his struggle to develop a distinctive style. Various influences and experiments nurtured van Gogh’s incredible transformation. In just a few years, he turned from a mediocre craftsman into a pioneer of bold self-expression. We will also talk about his family, professional failures, religious quest, and love life. For many people, Van Gogh’s legend—his poverty, mental illness, suicide—may overshadow the immense artistic value of his work. Together, we will debunk the myths surrounding his name and reconstruct his journey beyond the sensational highlights. A private tour allows you to discover the museum at your own pace. You will enjoy the full attention of a professional guide and have an engaging, intimate conversation about art. TICKETS The tickets are not included in the price (19€ for adults, free for children under 18). They can be only booked online, on the museum’s official website. Please note: during the busy summer season, tickets are sold out quickly. I can always arrange 2 tickets, but if you have a larger party, please consider booking the tickets as early as possible. ABOUT ME I became a State-licensed guide in Paris, France. After guiding at the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Versailles, Grand-Palais and other Parisian museums and exhibitions, I moved to The Netherlands for family reasons. I now continue to guide in Amsterdam and The Hague. I hold 2 Master’s degrees—in French humanities and in journalism, and I continuously expand my knowledge of European art history and history. I’m not a lecturer though. I strive to provide academic-level tours in a fun and accessible way. I worked for several years in journalism and marketing before I embraced my passion for culture and became a guide. I enjoy the conversational format of a private groups, and I’m always happy to adjust the tour to your interests and needs. Any of my tours can be given in English, French or Russian languages.