Cataloging Van Gogh’s Works

Some would say that Van Gogh categorized his own works as he referenced them as studies, pictures, paintings from nature or studio repetitions and as part of a series or as independent pieces.  However, with over 2,000 artworks to his name a catalogue system is the best way to keep track of all these paintings and drawings.  Over time, 2 main cataloging systems have emerged which organize Van Gogh’s works.  Often when you see an image of a Van Gogh work it will indicate F numbers or JH numbers. Below you will find an explanation of the two different systems. Jacob-Baart de la Faille was the first to attempt to …..

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Follow Van Gogh Gallery on Pinterest!

Do you use Pinterest?  If so, that’s great news because Van Gogh Gallery has recently joined the social pin-board site too.  We’ve set up several great boards that we think you might like to follow including Van Gogh Works, Van Gogh Quotes, Inspired by Van Gogh and lots more including fun Van Gogh Fashions and Van Gogh Products boards.  If you love Vincent van Gogh then we’ll be pinning a lot of great images that you won’t want to miss.  We’d love for you to follow our boards. If you are not already a member of the Pinterest community, joining is easy.  Click here for 3 easy to follow steps …..

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Vincent van Gogh in Etten, Netherlands

Vincent’s parents and youngest siblings, Cor and Willemien, moved to Etten, Netherlands in the fall of 1875 when he and Theo were working for the Goupil Art Trade Company.  The family lived in the church rectory near the center of town.  Van Gogh spent time with them there during the Christmas holiday in 1876 and again in 1878 in order to save money. Van Gogh had not succeeded as an art dealer or as a teacher and preacher.  However, during his time in the mining village of Wasmes, Belgium the young preacher began studying and drawing the mining families.  Van Gogh had moved to Brussels to study art in a …..

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