梵高博物館

Van Gogh Museum

 

綜觀我到訪過的博物館,梵高博物館是最大型的、以單一藝術家為主題的博物館,它位於阿姆斯特丹市中心,享盡地利;以玻璃幕牆砌成半圓建築,時尚美觀;梵高的生平書信、畫材技法等亦有詳細研究。

梵高博物館樓高約四層,每層以梵高生平為軸,例如學生時代、成人時代等,配以該時代畫作,讓觀眾理解梵高生平及畫作背景。

梵高生前被視為精神病患,飽受煎熬,死後卻有如此宏偉建築,只為他一人而建,他泉下有知,真係唔知喊定笑。

 

 

雖然梵高博物館入場費好貴,不過真係值得去,從前只在教科書見過的《向日葵》、《自畫像》、《椅子》等系列,終於見到真跡,好~感~動~呀~!!

 

我在梵高的《自畫像》前佇足細看,當我沉默注視梵高雙眼時,畫布的層層色彩忽然自動褪去,肉色肌膚之下是青筋暴現的青藍色,再之下是深沉的黑褐底色,顏色層層重叠,彷彿看見梵高在一塗一抹間,以層層色彩砌出自己的臉容。

我眨一眨眼,定一定神,再望上梵高,畫中的他仍然沉鬱,但那份濃烈的情感卻隨斑爛色彩傾瀉而出,湧出畫框,衝出展館,邁向世界,他筆下的色彩迷倒了我,迷倒了在場每一位觀眾,也迷倒了與他相遇的每一個人。

 

 

老外對梵高真的非常狂熱,博物館對梵高巨鉅細無遺地作了各項詳細研究,例如用顯微鏡放大再放大畫作,展現梵高的混色技巧;又以現代技術考據,證實某些現存畫作已褪色,原作是鮮豔的紫紅色,但現存真跡僅剩黑底色;梵高又是個寫信狂人,終其一生與其弟西奧勤勤密書,博物館將近千封書信一一收集、整理、鑑定、翻譯、出版,這份魄力接近迷戀了。

 

梵高博物館的紀念品店更令人吃驚,貨品種類完全超乎想像,最普通的杯盤碗碟、明信片、月曆等印刷品當然齊備,T恤、絲巾,甚至手袋都印上梵高的杏仁花,最誇張連日本和服都有,並印上梵高仿畫歌川廣重的浮世繪!

我真係暈得一陣陣,我猜日本人也很迷戀梵高,紀念品區有一角是日本專櫃,和服、腰帶、髮簪、和風睡袍應有盡有,遠渡重洋來到荷蘭,竟見到最傳統的日本工藝代表(和服),crossover荷蘭最著名的藝術家(梵高),真是咫尺天涯啊……

 

梵高博物館的圖書館也是吃驚點,有關梵高的書一網打盡,嚴肅的學術評論、資料性的梵高書信,甚至通俗的梵高漫畫傳記都有,當然還有日本浮世繪、和服相關的書。

 

題外話是東立漫畫早前出版了穂積的《再見了,魔法師》(原文書名:さよならソルシエ),兩冊完,內容以梵高生平為藍本,創作一個截然不同的故事,內容講述梵高從無發瘋,更非精神病患,正當他悟得自己獨有畫風,畫技更上一層樓之際,慘被搶錢小偷錯手殺死,其弟西奧扼腕悲痛,卻聯合梵高其他友人,合謀訛稱梵高失心瘋,只為這位注定成名的畫家更添傳奇色彩,全書乖戾不失純真,荒誕不失幽默,十分有趣,梵高博物館圖書館絕對值得一藏:)

 

 

Van Gogh Museum is the biggest museum for a signal artist (in term of museums I have been, so far). It is in Amsterdam downtown with a good location. It was built by glass wall to form a semi-circular building with modern fashionable style. It has a detail research on Van Gogh’s letter and drawing materials & techniques.

Van Gogh Museum has about four floors. Each floor is a life section of Van Gogh such as Student Time, Adult Time…etc with paintings he drew in that period of time. Audiences can get a better understanding of Van Gogh life and the background of each paintings.

Van Gogh was considered to be mentally ill in his life time. He got such a beautiful building just for his own after his death. I wonder would he laugh or cry if he knew in heaven.

 

Although the admission fee of Van Gogh Museum is expensive but it worth a visit. I have only seen the famous Sunflowers, Portraits, Chairs series in textbooks and now I finally see the real masterpiece, I~am~so~touching~!!

 

I stand in front of the self-portrait of Van Gogh and having a good look at it. The layers of color suddenly fade out when I silently gaze into Van Gogh’s eyes. There is greenish blue under the flesh skin color and there is blackish brown underneath. Layers and layers of color overlap each other and Van Gogh’s face was built by thousand layers of color under the brushes.

I blink and bring myself together and look up and meet Van Gogh’s eyes again. He was still melancholy but that strong emotion was flowing out with waves of color. They surge out the frame, gushing out the museum and meeting the world. His color charm me, charm every audience in the museum and charm everyone it meet.

 

The Dutch love Van Gogh very much. Van Gogh Museum carried out all sort of detail research on Van Gogh such as using a microscope to enlarge and enlarge Van Gogh’s paintings to show his technique of color mixing. And proving some color on the remained paintings has faded away by modern technology. Some original painting has a bright reddish purple but the remained paintings just left a blackish color. Van Gogh wrote lots of letter to his brother Theo throughout his life. Van Gogh Museum collect, sort, identify, translate and publish all those letters. This letter project can not be done without an obsession love.

 

I was surprised by the souvenir shop in Van Gogh Museum. There just so many kinds of different term of souvenir. Of course there are the most common cup, dish, plate, blow, printed matter like postcard, calendar…etc Van Gogh’s almond flowers was printed on T shirt, scarf and even handbag. And to my utter surprise, there even a Van Gogh KIMONO! The Kimono was printed with Van Gogh imitation on Utagawa Hiroshige’s Ukiyo-e.

I guess Japanese love Van Gogh too. There is a ‘Japan Corner’ in the souvenir shop with kimono, Japanese-Belt, hairpin, nightgown…etc I travel a long way to Amsterdam and saw the most traditional Japanese kimono crossover with the most famous Dutch artist Van Gogh. What a small world…

 

The library in Van Gogh Museum is a spot for surprise too. There are every books about Van Gogh including the academic critics, the informative letters of Van Gogh and even the popular Van Gogh biography comic. And of course books about Japanese Ukiyo-e and Japanese kimono.

 

And by the way, Tong Li publish Goodbye Magician comic (original Japanese name: さよならソルシエ) book one and book two. This comic books are based on Van Gogh real life but create a total different story. It said Van Gogh never go crazy and never a mentally ill person. He was killed by thieves just as he comprehended his unique drawing skill. Theo, his brother was so sad and he conspires Van Gogh’s friends to make a false claims that Van Gogh was a mentally ill person to legendized Van Gogh who meant to be a famous artist. This book cursed but with a heart of pureness, absurd but with a sense of humor. This is really a super interesting book and worth to be collected in the library in Van Gogh Museum:)

 

 

白white
白white
感動!see you finanlly!
感動!see you finanlly!
梵高也對日本情有獨鍾van Gogh loves japan too
梵高也對日本情有獨鍾van Gogh loves japan too
終於見到你啦!finanlly see you!
終於見到你啦!finanlly see you!
自畫像self portrait
自畫像self portrait
see you finanlly!終於見到!
see you finanlly!終於見到!
呀呀呀...awawaw
呀呀呀...awawaw
好搞鬼funny
好搞鬼funny
紫花purple flower
紫花purple flower
感動啊...touching...
感動啊...touching...
噢噢噢...ohohoho...
噢噢噢...ohohoho...
彎曲樹trees
彎曲樹trees
美人~pretty lady~
美人~pretty lady~
梵高進化史how van Gogh become van Gogh
梵高進化史how van Gogh become van Gogh
迷途之森Lost in forest
迷途之森Lost in forest
逼供confession
逼供confession
瑪利亞maria
瑪利亞maria
Maria
Maria
吸血鬼vampire
吸血鬼vampire
你影我影everybody shoot
你影我影everybody shoot
ohohoh
ohohoh
當然是向日葵Sun flowers of course
當然是向日葵Sun flowers of course
梵高博物館van Gogh museum
梵高博物館van Gogh museum
some quote
some quote
some quotes
some quotes
老外好鍾喜梵高van Gogh is very popular
老外好鍾喜梵高van Gogh is very popular
自己行walk up
自己行walk up
成個館,只為一人而建only built for one man
成個館,只為一人而建only built for one man
成個館,只為一人而建only built for one man.
成個館,只為一人而建only built for one man.
好多人many visitors
好多人many visitors
超多紀念品lots of souvenirs
超多紀念品lots of souvenirs
手袋都有!even handbag!
手袋都有!even handbag!
梵高盤van Gogh dish
梵高盤van Gogh dish
梵高碟van Gogh dish
梵高碟van Gogh dish
好靚呀!so pretty!
好靚呀!so pretty!
月曆calendar...
月曆calendar...
梵高明信片van Gogh postcard
梵高明信片van Gogh postcard
仲有梵高衫...乜都有And van Gogh Tshirt...everything
仲有梵高衫...乜都有And van Gogh Tshirt...everything
日本專題紀念品,仲有亞裔店員Japanese souvenirs section...and an Asian shop keeper
日本專題紀念品,仲有亞裔店員Japanese souvenirs section...and an Asian shop keeper
好多日本元素lots of Japanese element
好多日本元素lots of Japanese element
梵高和服都有!even van Gogh kimono!
梵高和服都有!even van Gogh kimono!
髮簪都有!even hairpin!
髮簪都有!even hairpin!
練練練...practising...
練練練...practising...
練仙...practising...
練仙...practising...
浮世繪Ukiyo-e
浮世繪Ukiyo-e
正書cool book
正書cool book
型!cool
型!cool
兩位2 painters
兩位2 painters
在挪威睇過此展,荷蘭又睇多次,太有緣saw this show in Norway and here again
在挪威睇過此展,荷蘭又睇多次,太有緣saw this show in Norway and here again
漫畫傳記Munch in comic
漫畫傳記Munch in comic