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“went to the Van Gogh exhibit”

Pinacotheque de Paris
Ranked #360 of 1,228 things to do in Paris
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

I went to this special exhibit Jan 29, 2012. There are many (20?) paintings of his, most from a museum in Holland. We did not have to wait in line or buy an advanced ticket. The theme is Japanese art that influenced his art. Just as a heads up, everything is in French only. It is 10euro for the exhibit and the gift shop does have a guide in English but it is 6 euro. Van Goghs paintings were a treat to see. Also make sure you look at the attached photo exhibit showing striking portraits of survivors from the Japan sunami/earthquake (included in your entrance).

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

a wonderful couple of hours, with an interesting interpretation of the gallery master of what happened... anyhow a great opportunity to enjoy masterpieces.

Thank Moshe Y
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

This is the best private museum in Paris: it basically present blockbuster exhibitions, in a maze of rooms in two buildings by the Madeleine metro station. If you can, buy the tickets in advance and arrive early (there are always significant queues). The last exhibition I attended was by Van Gogh and Hiroshigue: as always, it was complete and well curated. Recommendation: ask at the entrance for the English translation of the texts, as they are only in French!

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Reviewed December 25, 2012

This was one of the more interesting exhibitions I have attended in quite a while. It showed works by the Japanese print artist Hiroshige and works by Van Gogh and showed Hiroshige's influence on Van Gogh. I would say that you shouldn't miss it.

Thank GracieDog
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

The rather new (2007) modern art museum La Pinacothèque de Paris in Place de la Madeleine in Paris, easy to reach, has two face to face exhibits of van Gogh and the XIX century Japanese etching master Hiroshige, one of the last in the ukiyo-e tradition (ukiyo-e, literally “images of the floating world”). The double exhibition shows Van Gogh’s reference and inspiration by the Japanese art, especially that of the colored etchings of Hiroshige. The exhibitions are on until March 23rd. The very bad aspect is that there was much to learn, with a lot of inscriptions reporting Vincent’s letters to his brother Theo, long explanations on the walls of both Van Gogh and separately Hiroshige work and esthetics, but all and only in French. French arrogance or French provincialism? (PS I speak French fluently)
The paintings are beautiful as well as the etchings. If you are in Paris before it ends go see it, do not miss this treat!

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