Theo van Gogh : art-dealer, collector, Vincent's brother
According to his legend, Vincent van Gogh was a solitary man. In fact, he had an alter ego in the person of his brother Theo, with whom he shared his passion for art and whom he taught the boldest pictorial research. Had it not been for Vincent, we would have forgotten Theo van Gogh, an art-dealer in Holland and then in Paris, where he directed the local branch of the Goupil establishment.
Knowledgeable in the fields of lanscape-painting and official painters, he developped a taste for impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, from Degas, Monet, Renoir, to Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent's friend Gauguin , Signac and Seurat. Thus the two brothers gathered a collection.
Exhibition organised by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, the Musée d'Orsay and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam and set up thanks to the support of Fortis Investment Management