Van Gogh lived from 30 March 1853 until he committed suicide on 29 July 1890. He was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. His oeuvre includes portraits, self portraits, landscapes and still lifes of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers. He suffered from anxieties and mental illnesses.
Kunstschilder op weg naar zijn werk was painted in 1888, when he was living in a clinic in Saint-Rémy. During his stay the clinic, its garden and its surroundings became the main subjects of his paintings. De kunstschilder op weg naar zijn werk is believed to have been destroyed by fire in World War II.
De kunstschilder op weg naar zijn werk | Vincent van Gogh
De kunstschilder op weg naar zijn werk is projected on the 11th floor of Helicon. This is a floor of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, so the painting used here reflects on these themes. This office floor holds open and closed working places, meeting rooms and a lounge.