Van Gogh Museum present works by Zeng Fanzhi inspired by Van Gogh’s self-portraits 

ZENG Fanzhi, a well-renowned contemporary Chinese artist who is an admirer of Vincent Van Gogh, has opened a new exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Zeng and Van Gogh MuseumZeng Fanzhi and Axel Rüger, Director of the Van Gogh, in front of Zeng’s
version, Wheatfield with Crows

Zeng has created six new paintings that are inspired by his idol’s famous self-portraits. Three of these paintings will be exhibited in the Van Gogh Museum this autumn. The new paintings will be accompanied in the gallery by Zeng’s take on The Shoes of Van Gogh and a huge work inspired by Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Crows. The paintings are made by Zeng combining Van Gogh’s illustrious swirling patterns with traditional Chinese calligraphy techniques.

  Van Gogh III, Zeng FanzhiVan Gogh III (2017), Zeng Fanzhi

Boots - Zeng FanzhiBoots (2019), Zeng Fanzhi

Wheatfield with Crows - Zeng FanzhiWheatfield with Crows (2017), Zeng Fanzhi

This exhibition is part of the desire of the Van Gogh museum to show the enduring influence that Van Gogh has had on the generations that followed him.

by Allie Nawrat 

Zeng Fanzhi’s exhibition will be on show at the Van Gogh Museum from October 20 2017 to February 25, 2018

The exhibition will be accompanied by a book titled Zeng Fanzhi Van Gogh where the links between the two artists will be elaborated upon

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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