Van Gogh exhibit at the Columbus Museum a must-see experience

"Houses at Auvers" by Vincent van Gogh

The Columbus Museum of Art is paying homage to Vincent Van Gogh and his contemporaries in a spectacular, thoughtful and must-see exhibit.

“Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources” celebrates the tortured Post-Impressionist with 17 of his signature works, interspersed with more than 100 paintings, prints and sculptures by artists who influenced and were admired by van Gogh. 

The beautifully installed exhibit places van Gogh works on a deep-blue background, surrounded on white walls by meaningful works created by Van Gogh’s contemporaries.

So, it is possible to do a 15-minute “Louvre” walk-through to find and inspect just the Van Gogh works. But viewers would be doing themselves a huge disservice to go this route; throughout the exhibit there are artistic gems by the likes of Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, to name a few.