Vincent van Gogh settled in Arles in 1888 because he wanted ‘a different light’. The period in Arles was the most productive in his life, with top works such as Sunflowers, The Yellow House and Bedroom in Arles. Van Gogh’s house was unfortunately destroyed in the Second World War.
The Fondation offers a unique approach to Vincent van Gogh, namely by exploring, through the medium of temporary exhibitions, the resonance of his art and thinking with international artistic production today. Thanks to partnerships established with public and private collections, the Fondation presents one or more original canvases by Vincent van Gogh all year round, in company with a changing selection of works by internationally renowned contemporary artists. The Fondation also offers a wide range of in-house and extramural cultural events and activities: artist talks and podium discussions, symposia, film screenings, creative workshops and courses, performances and concerts, as well as guided tours and educational activities tailored to different publics.