Louvre Abu Dhabi to exhibit: from Van Gogh's masterpieces to the spectacular works of Arab artists
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Louvre Abu Dhabi to exhibit: from Van Gogh's masterpieces to the spectacular works of Arab artists

A number of culturally-significant pieces are making their way to the UAE capital this year…

ArtDayME: The Louvre Abu Dhabi recently announced its upcoming exhibitions for the 2024-2025 season, and art lovers are truly in for a treat.

According to Harper Bazzar Arabia, Running from October 16 to February 9 next year, a new showcase, titled Post-Impressionism: Beyond Appearances, will feature iconic masterpieces by renowned Dutch artist, Vincent van Gogh.

On loan from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, viewers will get to marvel at the painter’s famous The Bedroom artwork, giving us a glimpse into his room in the Yellow House in Arles, France, where he resided and worked from in 1888.

Louvre Abu Dhabi to exhibit Van Gogh artwork

The work, “Bedroom in Arles,” depicts van Gogh’s bedroom in his yellow house in Arles. (Supplied)

In addition, two other van Gogh artworks will also form part of the historical showcase, although details have not yet been released as to which paintings they will be.

The post-impressionist painter is revered as one of the most influential figures in Western art history, and is known for his emotionally-charged, expressive creations.

The exhibition, curated by Jerome Farigoule, chief curator at Louvre Abu Dhabi, and Jean-Remi Touzet, conservator for paintings at the Musee d’Orsay, will focus on the art world’s post-impressionist era, specifically between the years 1886 and 1905, marking a time of immense innovation and experimentation.

Post-Impressionism: Beyond Appearances will also feature significant artworks by Egyptian painter Georges Hanna Sabbagh, including The artist and his family at La Clarte (1920) and The Sabbaghs in Paris (1921).

Pyxide au nom d'al-Mughira

From the Arab world, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will also be receiving an ancient artefact from the Musée du Louvre’s Department of Islamic Arts. Titled, The Pyxis of al-Mughira, the historical treasure dates back to over a millennium, and features intricate craftsmanship of the Spanish Umayyad period.

A hub of cultural and artistic significance, the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s newest exhibitions promises an enthralling display of fascinating historical worlds.