Brabant celebrates the discovery of Van Gogh’s Nuenen painting

02-10-2016

Van Gogh Kerkje_DUO.jpgOn 2 October Brabant celebrated the discovery of 'Congregation leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen' by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). The Reformed Church opened its doors for a festive gathering to those invited and to visitors passing through Nuenen. The painting was discovered after fourteen years and will thankfully remain a part of the Van Gogh heritage.

It was announced on Friday30 September that the painting which was stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2002 together with another work, had been recovered in Naples. The painting has a significant biographical connection and is of great importance to the history of Brabant. The painting illustrates an important period in Vincent van Gogh's personal and professional life. A story that inspires people from around the world every day and attracts visitors from around the world every day.

Van Gogh Village Nuenen and Vincentre attract tens of thousands of visitors each year to tread in the footsteps of this world-famous artist. The Reformed Church is one of the many locations that have remained unaltered since the time that Van Gogh lived and worked here.

Salon Van Gogh
The second edition of the Salon Van Gogh will take place close to the Reformed Church on 30 March 2017. Special guests will take their place around the table during this talk show on Vincent van Gogh's birthday, each with their own link to Vincent van Gogh. The programme will give a current view of art, culture and the contemporary significance of Van Gogh for Brabant and will be accompanied by musical interludes.