Mons (3): Painting with Van Gogh

Mons, Belgium. Preview of the Van Gogh exhibition ‘Van Gogh in the Borinage – Birth of an Artist’ at BAM (Beaux-Arts Mons). Pictured here, Van Gogh’s bedroom – an interactive installation based on his painting ‘Bedroom in Arles’ (of which there are three versions, one of them in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam), with viewers being invited to ‘paint’ the scene in coloured stickers. Van Gogh lived in the Borinage (the area around Mons) and worked as a preacher, before deciding to take up painting. Shot last weekend during the inauguration of Mons as European Capital of Culture 2015 (24 January 2015). © Rudolf Abraham

Mons, Belgium, European Capital of Culture 2015, Van Gogh exhibition, photo © Rudolf Abraham
Mons, Belgium. Preview of the Van Gogh exhibition ‘Van Gogh in the Borinage – Birth of an Artist’. © Rudolf Abraham

Pictured below, Sjraar van Heugten, curator of the exhibition, answers questions during the preview.
Mons, Belgium, Van Gogh in the Borinage exhibition, Sjraar van Heugten, photo © Rudolf Abraham
Mons, Belgium. ‘Van Gogh in the Borinage’ exhibition curator Sjraar van Heugten. © Rudolf Abraham

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