Brabant celebrates the discovery of Van Gogh’s Nuenen painting
On 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
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.