For the first time, this spectacular exhibition offers an extensive and colourful exploration of the common ground between the work of Vincent van Gogh and David Hockney. The exhibition 'Hockney - Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature' is now on view.
1 March - 26 May 2019
The world-famous art of David Hockney (1937) is colourful and colossal. Hockney is inspired by nature, he makes use of bright colours and experiments with perspective. Van Gogh also dealt with this. The resemblances between the two artists are no coincidence. Vincent van Gogh was a great source of inspiration for David Hockney. Discover more parallels in the exhibition Hockney - Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature.
The Joy of Nature
In the exhibition Van Gogh's masterpieces will be shown alongside works by Hockney. Hockney's imposing Yorkshire-landscapes are a central part of the exhibition, with The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate (2011) as highlight.
Arrival of Spring light show
20, 21, 22 March
The light show Arrival of Spring LIVE is an ode to spring. Hockney’s famous painting The Arrival of Spring comes to life on Amsterdam’s Museumplein. With music by Dutch harpist Remy van Kesteren. The light show starts at 8 pm. Entrance is free.
Free Introduction to Hockney - Van Gogh
Would you like to know more about the exhibition 'Hockney - Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature'? Join a free introduction and add an extra dimension to your visit. Every Wednesday and Friday from 11 - 11:30 am.
You get to see more with the Multimedia Guide tour. The tour gives you a fresh insight into how David Hockney works and how he is inspired by Vincent van Gogh. In the tour, Hockney himself explains more about his work.
Pick up your multimedia guide at one of the information counters in the museum, or book the tour along with your online ticket.
Hans den Hartog Jager explores both artists’ fascination with nature, their use of bright colours and their experimentation with perspective. He also interviews David Hockney to discuss how Van Gogh’s work inspires him. Available in Dutch and English, € 29.95 (museum edition).
With support of
The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of