A van Gogh painting is making history today, as artists revel in the fact that a new Vincent van Gogh painting, titled “Sunset at Montmajour,” has been found by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The rare work of art has been discovered over 120 years after the death of the famous Dutch artist, CNN reports this Monday, Sept. 9.
The van Gogh painting that was revealed this week by the Vincent Van Gogh Museum is site to the most expansive collection of the master’s work in the entire world. The recently identified painting is a landscape and called, “Sunset at Montmajour.”
"A discovery of this magnitude has never before occurred in the history of the Van Gogh Museum," the museum's director in excitement.
Although an exact date of the latest van Gogh piece cannot be determined, the work of art is thought to have been finished by the artist sometime in 1888, meaning that the painting would have been worked on only a couple years before his death. This period, adds the Van Gogh Museum’s director, is one “that is considered by many to be the culmination of his artistic achievement.”
“Sunset at Montmajour” features a lovely landscape that is known to depict a southern France region near Arles, where van Gogh was living in and working at during its time of completion. After deep review and research into the recently found van Gogh painting, the Amsterdam museum was able to provide an approximate date of completion, location, and titling.
"Extensive research into style, technique, paint, canvas, the depiction, van Gogh's letters and the provenance resulted in this find,” he concluded.
This Sept. 24 and beyond, “Sunset at Montmajour” will be featured at the new exhibition, “Van Gogh at Work” at the museum, where the new Vincent van Gogh painting will get all of the attention and reveling it deserves by artists and art appreciators everywhere.