Les Hollandais à Paris – now on show at the Petit Palais in Paris


Vincent van Gogh, Boulevard de Clichy te Parijs, 1887, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Vincent van Gogh, Boulevard de Clichy in Paris, 1887, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam


The exhibition Les Hollandais à Paris is a collaborative project between the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, the Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, and the RKD. It features a large number of loans from museums and private collections around the world.

The same collaborators previously produced the exhibition The Dutch in Paris 1789 –1914 at the Van Gogh Museum, where it attracted more than 158,000 visitors.
The exhibition focuses on the inspiration that Dutch artists found in Paris, their encounters with French artists and the impact this had on their art. We are shown Paris through the eyes and hearts of nine Dutch artists: Van Spaendonck, Scheffer, Jongkind, Jacob Maris, Kaemmerer, Breitner, Van Gogh, Van Dongen and Mondrian.

Mayken Jonkman of the RKD was the guest curator of the exhibition. Together with colleagues at the Van Gogh Museum she has conducted research and made a major contribution to the catalogue. For the exhibition, the RKD also developed the digital visualisation and research tool Mapping Artists, which shows the locations of artists’ studios as well as their home addresses on a map of Paris.

Les Hollandais à Paris, until 13th of May 2018 in Petit Palais, Paris.