Vincent Van Gogh’s “Sunset at Montmajour” may not command as much attention as “Starry Night,” but that could soon change. The new painting was recently discovered more than 120 years after his death.
Vincent Van Gogh’s “Sunset at Montmajour” may not command as much attention as “Starry Night,” but that could soon change. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has recently discovered the aforementioned Dutch artist’s painting “Sunset at Montmajour” more than 120 years after his death.
The previous owner, a Norwegian industrialist, was told the painting was a forgery and had buried it in his attic for decades. Needless to say, the director of the museum, Axel Ruger, was overwhelmed by the finding. “A discovery of this magnitude has never before occurred in the history of the Van Gogh Museum,” he said.
Little is yet known about the finding of the painting (or what it’s worth), but all available information will be released by the museum next month. In the meantime, we thought we would take a look back at one of Van Gogh’s most famous pieces of art.