Arnulf Rainer on Vincent van Gogh: Exhibition in Vincent van GoghHuis

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ZUNDERT.- Arnulf Rainer exhibition opens in Vincent van GoghHuis in Zundert. For the first time museums visitors can admire his new series of art pieces, inspired by Vincent van Gogh. The exhibition Arnulf Rainer on van Gogh will be held at Vincent van GoghHuis in Zundert from 19 September 2010 until 6 February 2011. Arnulf Rainer (1929) has gained international fame with ‘Übermahlungen’ (overpaintings). In his urge for perfection, he repeatedly paints over his own work and that of others. He also uses his own self-portrait and portraits of other artists as a background for expressive drawings and paintings. Since the mid ’70s Rainer has made a series of stunning portraits of van Gogh. In the series he transformed Vincentʼs face expression into the most strange grimaces. “This is not mockery” – says Ron Dirven, Director of the Vincent van GoghHuis and the exhibition curator – “Rainer painted the