© Kees van Dongen, The blue dress, 1911, Van Gogh Museum.

AMSTERDAMParis, with all its creative hotspots, exhibitions and training opportunities, exerted a magical attraction throughout the nineteenth century on artists from all corners of the world. New generations left their native countries to go to where the action was.

The exhibition The Dutch in Paris 1789-1914 at the Van Gogh Museum (Oct. 13, 2017, to January 7, 2018) will present Paris with the work of Dutch artists like George Hendrik Breitner, Kees van Dongen, Piet Mondrian, and, of course, Vincent van Gogh. Not only did French artists influence their work, the Dutch made their mark on contemporary artists in France too. For the first time these works are shown in conjunction with each other.

The Dutch in Paris can be read as a passionate love story between the Netherlands and France: painters take the viewer on a journey to the ever-changing French capital and show us the city with their eyes and hearts. The chosen works explore Paris and its development through images of Haussmann’s famous boulevards, nightspots like the Folies Bergères and districts such as Montmartre.

Garden with Courting Couples (2)

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Garden with Courting Couples: Square Saint-Pierre, Paris, May 1887, oil on canvas, 75.0 cm x 113.0 cm, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation).

Also, from October 27, 2017, to January 7, 2018, The Dutch in Barbizon. Maris, Mauve, Weissenbruch will open in The Mesdag Collection in The Hague. This exhibition is an extra chapter to The Dutch in Paris 1789 - 1914 and is mainly focused on Jacob Maris.

The Dutch in Barbizon recounts the story of French artists (primarily) from the Hague School, who travelled to the area around the village of Barbizon in France. This exhibition is dedicated to the Dutch response to the renowned Barbizon School.

Boulevard de Clichy

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, March - April 1887, oil on canvas, 46 cm x 55.5 cm , Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation).

Behind the Moulin de la Galette (2)

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Montmartre: Behind the Moulin de la Galette, Paris, July 1887, oil on canvas, 81 cm x 100 cm, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation).

View from Theo's Apartment (2)

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), View from Theo's Apartment, Paris, March - April 1887, oil on canvas, 45.9 cm x 38.1 cm, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation).

Haymaking (2)

Camille Pissarro (1830 - 1903), Haymaking, ÉragnyÉragny, 1887, oil on canvas, 55 cm x 66 cm, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (purchased with support from the BankGiro Loterij, the Mondriaan Fund, the Rembrandt Association and her Claude Monet Fund, and the VSB Foundation).

Lamme HR

Ary Johannes Lamme, Ary Scheffer at Work in the Large Studio at his House at 16 Rue Chaptal, 1851, Dordrechts Museum (Cornelia Marjolin-Scheffer Bequest, 1899).

Van Spaendonck HR

Gerard van Spaendonck, Flowers in an Alabaster Vase and Fruits on a Marble Top, 1781, Het Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch.

Jongkind, Notre Dame de Paris HR

Johan Barthold Jongkind, Notre-Dame de Paris Seen from Quai de la Tournelle, 1852, Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris.

Jongkind, Rue des Franc-Bourgeois St Marcel HR

Johan Barthold Jongkind, Rue des Franc-Bourgeois Saint-Marcel, 1868, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

Ary Scheffer, Paolo et Francesca HR

 Ary Scheffer, Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta Appraised by Dante and Virgil, 1854, Hamburger Kunsthalle.


 Eugène Boudin, In the Inn at Saint-Siméon, 1862, Private collection, courtesy of Galerie Schmit Paris.

Sisley, slepersboot rivier Loing HR

 Alfred Sisley, A Tug on the River Loing, Saint-Mammès, 1883, Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris. 

Signac, moulin Montmartre HR

Paul Signac, The Moulin de la Galette on Montmartre, 1884, Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris.

Bernard, Bretonse vrouwen HR

 Emile Bernard, Two Breton Woman in a Meadow, 1886, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. 

Van Dongen, Moulin de la Galette HR

Kees van Dongen, A la Galette, 1906, Private collection (with thanks to Art Veras, Geneva).

Van Dongen - La danseuse indienne HR

 Kees van Dongen, Hindu Dancer, c. 1909-10, Private collection (with thanks to Libby Howie).

Mondriaan, compositie XV HR

Piet Mondrian, Composition XV, 1913, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

van Dongen, Sluijters, bal tabarin HR

Jan Sluijters, Bal Tabarin, 1907, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Piet-van-der-Hem-Moulin-Rouge HR

Piet van der Hem, Moulin Rouge, c. 1908-09, Private collection, courtesy of Mark Smit, Ommen.

Picasso, Le Sacré-Coeur HR

 Pablo Picasso, Le Sacré-Coeur, 1909-10, Musée Picasso, Paris. 

Mondriaan, Compositie XIV HR

 Piet Mondrian, Composition XIV, 1913, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.