The love of the Germans to Vincent van Gogh

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He cut off an ear. But he was really a misunderstood genius on the verge of insanity? The myth of the largest Vincent – van-Gogh-Review of the last years deal is now – in the Frankfurt Städel Museum.

  • “Making van Gogh – the story of German love”

    Vincent van Gogh: sailing boats on the beach of Les Sainte-Maries-de-la-Mer, 1888

    A Panorama of fishing boats, whose number is lost, such as accidentally in the distance. So a perfect image diagonal is formed. Not only in his last ten years van Gogh chose pleasing motifs and squinted so on the saleability of his works. The success of the Dutch painter was, however, only after his early (Free)death.

  • “Making van Gogh – the story of German love”

    Vincent van Gogh: willows at sunset, 1888

    Vincent van Gogh painted – as here – a lot of pictures where the sun is blazing fixed star on the horizon. This was new, because until then, many painters had reflected the sun light, only indirectly. Completely different van Gogh: He is the sun understood as a life-giving Symbol of hope. On the German expressionists, such as Erich Heckel and Max Pechstein, made a powerful impression.

  • “Making van Gogh – the story of German love”

    Otto Dix: Sunrise, 1913

    Otto Dix (1891-1969) became the sun in the center of a painting, such as this “sunrise” on a snow-covered field from 1913 shows – an early work of the Germans. In the exhibition at Frankfurt’s Städel Museum, it hangs as a Testament to van Gogh’s effect as the “painter of the sun”.

  • “Making van Gogh – the story of German love”

    Vincent van Gogh: self-portrait, 1887

    Due to lack of models in the artist portrayed himself often, here in an alternating manner of painting from tupfendem and dashed movements of the Brush. Even with his portraits of the Dutch inspired many other artists. Them van Gogh’s Image is liked as a misunderstood, suffering artist who sacrifices himself for his painting. The artist as a tragic Hero.

  • “Making van Gogh – the story of German love”

    Peter August Böckstiegel: Self-Portrait, 1913

    The artist stretches the neck and right to the chin. In the year 1913, in Westphalia and later painted Dresden Peter August Böckstiegel (1889-1951), this self-portrait in an expressionist vein, but obviously inspired by his idol, Vincent van Gogh. Also Böckstiegel paid homage to the myth of the suffering artist.

  • “Making van Gogh – the story of German love”

    Vincent van Gogh, Augustine Roulin, 1889

    The simple life on the Land and the hard work of the farmers – this world fascinated van Gogh. From it he drew many of his motifs, including that of Augustine Roulin, the wife of his postman in the South of France, Arles. In the South of France, he wanted to start an artists ‘ colony, but his Plan failed.

  • “Making van Gogh – the story of German love”

    Paula Modersohn-Becker: the poor häuslerin with glass ball and poppies, 1907

    Van Gogh’s peasant motives, leaving behind the impression of many painters. So Paula was Paula modersohn-Becker (1876-1907) is recognizable of van Gogh’s “Augustine Roulin” for inspiration. However, the German Expressionist translated his motive in their own language of form. A certain Similarity is not to be overlooked.

  • “Making van Gogh – the story of German love”

    Vincent van Gogh: farmhouse in Provence, 1888

    Vincent van Gogh was in search of the ideal painting, the exhibition shows in Frankfurt’s Städel. He styles of striped a full range. It was important to him whether his painting is bound to surface and form, or lively in a structured and dynamic should be. Germany developed an early love for the low countries, and continues to today.

    Author: Stefan Dege


  • “Making van Gogh – the story of German love”

    Vincent van Gogh: sailing boats on the beach of Les Sainte-Maries-de-la-Mer, 1888

    A Panorama of fishing boats, whose number is lost, such as accidentally in the distance. So a perfect image diagonal is formed. Not only in his last ten years van Gogh chose pleasing motifs and squinted so on the saleability of his works. The success of the Dutch painter was, however, only after his early (Free)death.

  • “Making van Gogh – the story of German love”

    Vincent van Gogh: willows at sunset, 1888

    Vincent van Gogh painted – as here – a lot of pictures where the sun is blazing fixed star on the horizon. This was new, because until then, many painters had reflected the sun light, only indirectly. Completely different van Gogh: He is the sun understood as a life-giving Symbol of hope. On the German expressionists, such as Erich Heckel and Max Pechstein, made a powerful impression.

  • “Making van Gogh – the story of German love”

    Otto Dix: Sunrise, 1913

    Otto Dix (1891-1969) became the sun in the center of a painting, such as this “sunrise” on a snow-covered field from 1913 shows – an early work of the Germans. In the exhibition at Frankfurt’s Städel Museum, it hangs as a Testament to van Gogh’s effect as the “painter of the sun”.

  • “Making van Gogh – the story of German love”

    Vincent van Gogh: self-portrait, 1887

    Due to lack of models in the artist portrayed himself often, here in an alternating manner of painting from tupfendem and dashed movements of the Brush. Even with his portraits of the Dutch inspired many other artists. Them van Gogh’s Image is liked as a misunderstood, suffering artist who sacrifices himself for his painting. The artist as a tragic Hero.

  • “Making van Gogh – the story of German love”

    Peter August Böckstiegel: Self-Portrait, 1913

    The artist stretches the neck and right to the chin. In the year 1913, in Westphalia and later painted Dresden Peter August Böckstiegel (1889-1951), this self-portrait in an expressionist vein, but obviously inspired by his idol, Vincent van Gogh. Also Böckstiegel paid homage to the myth of the suffering artist.

  • “Making van Gogh – the story of German love”

    Vincent van Gogh, Augustine Roulin, 1889

    The simple life on the Land and the hard work of the farmers – this world fascinated van Gogh. From it he drew many of his motifs, including that of Augustine Roulin, the wife of his postman in the South of France, Arles. In the South of France, he wanted to start an artists ‘ colony, but his Plan failed.

  • “Making van Gogh – the story of German love”

    Paula Modersohn-Becker: the poor häuslerin with glass ball and poppies, 1907

    Van Gogh’s peasant motives, leaving behind the impression of many painters. So Paula was Paula modersohn-Becker (1876-1907) is recognizable of van Gogh’s “Augustine Roulin” for inspiration. However, the German Expressionist translated his motive in their own language of form. A certain Similarity is not to be overlooked.

  • “Making van Gogh – the story of German love”

    Vincent van Gogh: farmhouse in Provence, 1888

    Vincent van Gogh was in search of the ideal painting, the exhibition shows in Frankfurt’s Städel. He styles of striped a full range. It was important to him whether his painting is bound to surface and form, or lively in a structured and dynamic should be. Germany developed an early love for the low countries, and continues to today.

    Author: Stefan Dege


The myth of van Gogh has sold well at all times. This is particularly true for Germany, where the people fell in love-shy Dutch (1853-1890), with the color, rhythmic, impasto style of painting, with its bold compositions and motifs of a whole generation of artists twisted the head, including the painters of the bridge and the Blue rider. However, the success story of the self-taught van Gogh sold during his lifetime, hardly a picture began, not only with the suicide of the 37-Year-old. It can also be read as a clever marketing strategy. The Städel Museum in Frankfurt illustrates this – not entirely new Thesis with an opulent look. The title: “Making van Gogh – a love story”. To see them is from the 23. October until 16. February 2020.

More than 120 paintings and drawings hang on the walls, of which 50 works by van Gogh from all periods. They are flanked by the Work of his admirers, imitators, forgers and critics, including Max Beckmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Alexej von Jawlensky, Gabriele Münter, and Paula Modersohn-Becker, but also of today, re-discovered artists such as Peter August Böckstiegel, Elsa Tischner-von Durant, and Heinrich Nauen.

Self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh from 1887

A Show of the superlatives came, and a magnet in spe. Of the “most elaborate Städel Show of all time,” enthuses because Director Philipp Demandt. A “mid-single-digit million amount,” he reveals, would have applied to the friends and sponsors of the Museum for it.

Unbridled triumph in Germany

Myth, effect, manner of painting – in three chapters disciplines, the curators, Alexander eiling, and Felix Krämer your search results. “Van Gogh has first conquered Germany,” says idea generator Krämer, years ago, Schirn curator in Frankfurt and today Director of the art Palace Düsseldorf, Germany. First architect of this success, the well-connected sister-in-law of the painter, Johanna van Gogh-Bonger (1862-1925) was. They campaigned specifically for the pictures heritage of van Gogh, established cross-border contacts to gallery owners and Museum people, and gave your brother-in-law posthumous attention. Especially in Germany you Advertise fell on fertile soil: “the reason is the debilitating Situation of art in the Emperor was rich,” explains Krämer, with a view to the dominant historical, landscape and portrait painting of that time, “as the expressive paintings of Vincent van Gogh, in contrast to the current art.” The role of gallery owners, such as those by Paul Cassierer in Berlin, the purchases of Art from private collectors, the work of art critics – all of which the Städel Exhibition presents well with meticulously researched Evidence.

With this Revolver, the painter van Gogh, his life 37 should have completed the age of

Van Gogh as a suffering Apostle between madness and genius – this Image of the painter with the severed ear is due to the influence of the German art critic Julius Meier-Graefe and his novel “Vincent” (1921) rich. You could say, the reputation of van Gogh as the “father of Modernism” arose by chance. Many had an interest and not a few earned it.

“Dashed Oddities”

So van Gogh’s works were represented to the first world war in nearly 120 exhibitions in Germany. Van Gogh’s presence in the legendary Cologne Sonderbund exhibition of 1912, where new and althergeb revenge art clashed currents such as racing trains on each other, strengthened his reputation as a pioneer of the Modern. Collectors bought works of the Dutchman, and above all, the Hagen Industrial Karl Ernst Osthaus. Public museums followed. And even artists ‘ protests – how in Bremen, with the advent of Modernity in German Museum collections – were not able to van Gogh’s triumphant stop in Germany.

Sketch to van Gogh’s “portrait of Dr. Gachet,” which seized the Nazis in the Städel Museum.

During his “for dashed sparkled probabilities bizarre” in the beginning, some of the critics pissed-off, offset other, more and more in euphoria. Today Vincent van Gogh is a world star. However, without the German art history that would not be possible. “And”, so the Städel Director Demandt, “without van Gogh, the history of Modern Germany would have been completely different.”

That van Gogh was classified under the national socialists as “degenerate”, got the Städel Museum to feel painful: Van Gogh’s “portrait of doctor Gachet”, 1911 purchased and today one of his major works, was seized. To the dark Chapter in German art history, an empty picture frame now reminds in the exhibition. If you like, you can make a Selfie. Van Gogh’s fame adds to it all.