Van Gogh Brabant celebrates Vincent's birthday with new Atlas

Today the first copies of the Atlas van Gogh in Brabant were handed over to Janne Heling on behalf of the Van Gogh family, Emilie Gordenker (Van Gogh Museum) and deputy Stijn Smeulders. This took place in Zundert, at the place where the painter was born 170 years ago. The Atlas describes the 46 Van Gogh Monuments. Significant places from the period of Vincent's childhood and his development as an artist. The Van Gogh Monuments are also the inspiration for a series of digital art objects with which the Van Gogh Sites Foundation is exploring new ways of preserving the heritage and communicating the meaning of Vincent van Gogh to new audiences.

Vincent's life journey charted

The Atlas van Gogh in Brabant takes readers back to the Brabant period of Vincent van Gogh along 46 places that were significant to his life and work in early 19th century Brabant. The Atlas combines data, facts and background on the painter's life, sources of inspiration and relationship with family and friends. The publication is the result of recent research by Van Gogh experts Ron Dirven (Curator Van Gogh Brabant) and Helewise Berger (Curator Het Noordbrabants Museum) in collaboration with Teio Meedendorp (Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam). The book is published by WBooks and is available from today in Dutch bookstores.

Information about the Atlas Van Gogh in Brabant

Art and technology

Van Gogh Brabant also presented a new initiative today: Fine NFTs, a concept by Emily Cheung, CEO of the initiative grew out of a Chinese-European cultural program aimed at acquaintance and exchange. The Fine NFT reaches a young Asian audience for whom European cultural heritage normally remains outside the focus area. (Hong Kong) developed "Fine NFT's Van Gogh Monuments" together with Tomas Concept + Creation and the Van Gogh Sites Foundation (the foundation behind Van Gogh Brabant). They created unique digital content at a selection of Van Gogh Monuments based on a tree leaf of the site. The leaf represents Vincent's native soil and is a sign of his short artistic life and the influences of nature that would stay with him throughout his career. Unlike regular NFTs, these artworks are also 3D printed.

More on fine NFTs

Art and landscape

Later today, the cultural networking event Salon Van Gogh will take place at Landgoed Oud-Herlaer. Together with Prince Bernhard Culture Fund and Van Gogh National Park, Van Gogh Sites Foundation is here to draw attention to the fruitful relationship between art and landscape. The Brabant landscape was a lifelong source of inspiration and contemplation for Vincent van Gogh and the partners in Salon van Gogh want to support this quality.

Salon Van Gogh

Rural Van Gogh

In 2023 Marketing Drenthe, VisitBrabant, Van Gogh Brabant, Van Gogh Drenthe and NBTC will pay attention to Vincent van Gogh. This will connect the cultural offerings of these provinces with the landscape that so inspired Van Gogh in a year-round program. Today the Van Gogh year kicked off in Drenthe with bicycle routes and a mural. In Brabant, the doors of the completely renovated Van Gogh Village Museum (formerly Vincentre) in Nuenen will open on April 20 with, as an extension, Vincent's Light Lab realized in collaboration with ASML. The grand opening will take place on May 16.

Program Rural Van Gogh