AT TWILIGHT VAN GOGH… THE LAST NOTES
SUN 28 MAY 15:00 HRS • PARC BROEKHUIZEN LEERSUM
Edwin Becker, chief curator of exhibitions at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, tells the story behind the new exhibition ‘Van Gogh in Auvers’.
In the anniversary year of 2023, the Van Gogh Museum, in collaboration with the Musée d’Orsay, are organizing a major exhibition about the period Vincent van Gogh spent during the last months of his life in Auvers-sur-Oise. In this lecture we follow Van Gogh from the point of his arrival in Auvers-sur-Oise, when he set to work, full of hope and ambition, until his final weeks.
The exhibition ‘Van Gogh in Auvers – His last months’ can be visited from May 12, 2023 onward.
At Twilight is a dialogue between art and music. Van Gogh’s last months took place with the Belle Époque as a backdrop. This “Golden Age” of European culture was musically characterised by salon music. This was not considered serious music but, rather, short pieces considered accessible to a general audience. In addition to works for piano solo, the Belle Époque was famous for its large repertory of songs.
The Fat Lady, led by Tamir Chasson, sings well-known pieces and offers perspective on the musical world surrounding the art of Vincent van Gogh’s final months.