The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Exhibits "Van Gogh & Roulin"

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artwork: Vincent van Gogh - "Portrait of Joseph Roulin", February - March 1889 - Oil on canvas - 65 x 54 cm. Collection of Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo. On view at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, where it can be seen in the "Van Gogh & Roulin" exhibition until September 4th.


Rotterdam. – The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen offers a rare opportunity to see Vincent van Gogh’s portraits of Joseph Roulin and his son Armand Roulin reunited. The paintings will be on view in the same gallery until September 4th. ‘Unutterably luminous and consoling’, is how Van Gogh described those portraits he thought the best. That is how he had experienced the old masters and that is what he aspired to himself. In the exhibition “Van Gogh & Roulin”, one of the masterpieces from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Van Gogh’s Portrait of Armand Roulin, will be temporarily reunited with the portrait of Armand’s father Joseph Roulin, the postmaster whom Vincent Van Gogh befriended.