Announcement Symposium Van Gogh and the Sunflowers

Il 21/06/2019 ore 08.30 - 18.30

Van Gogh Museum,
Auditorium Museumplein 6
1071 DJ Amsterdam

Sunflowers (1889) is one of Vincent van Gogh’s best-known paintings. A great deal of innovative research has been devoted to this masterpiece from the Van Gogh Museum’s collection in recent years. An international team of specialists - including Costanza Miliani, senior research scientist of CNR Institute of Molecular Science and Technology and  coordinator of European platform MOLAB -  headed by former senior conservator Ella Hendriks examined Sunflowers using the latest scientific techniques, in order to gather as much information as possible about the canvas, the ground, the paint layers and the previous restorations carried out on the work.

The exhibition Van Gogh and the Sunflowers will show what the research has contributed to our knowledge of Van Gogh’s working methods, the discolouration of certain pigments and the painting’s conservation history and current condition.

To accompany the exhibition, the Van Gogh Museum is organising a symposium on Friday 21 June, at which members of the research team will present their most important findings. The event will also see the launch of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers Illuminated: Art Meets Science. This scholarly publication written by scientists, conservators and art historians will present the results of several years of research into the sunflowers paintings in the Van Gogh Museum and the National Gallery in London.

Organizzato da:
Van Gogh Museum

Referente organizzativo:
Costanza Miliani
Cnr - Istm (National Research Council - Institute of Molecular Science and Technologies)

Modalità di accesso: a pagamento
Registration fee: EUR 60 - Students: EUR 40
The fee includes admission to the Van Gogh Museum, lunch and refreshments

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