Whether you’re an art enthusiast or not, you’d recognise at least one of Vincent van Gogh’s works (even if you didn’t know what it was called or who it was by). The highly influential Dutch-born artist is famous for his stunning oil paintings of fields, flowers, self-portraits, oh, and cutting off his own ear. That aside, Van Gogh’s distinctive work has earned him a rather gargantuan reputation. His original works are found scattered in various galleries and collections around the world, but in the coming months, you’ll find many of them at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). The works are presented in an exhibition called Van Gogh And The Seasons, which has been curated by art historian Sjraar van Heugten.
The exhibition is made possible thanks to a few key sponsors, including audio brands Dynaudio and Astell&Kern, distributed in Australia and NZ by BusiSoft. Both brands seem a natural fit inside an art gallery, thanks to the beautiful aesthetics of their products. Inside the NGV’s Gallery Kitchen, you’ll find an Astell&Kern 500N. When you see it, you’ll understand how easily it belongs in the space. The audio player sports a highly unusual, and quite unique look. You’d be forgiven for mistaking it as a piece in a modern art exhibition. The 500N is paired with two sets of Dynaudio Xeo 2 speakers. Unobtrusive yet delivering powerful sound, the speakers are a great match for the gallery space. The NGV’s store will also be selling Astell&Kern products if you want to take a piece of the quality audio home with you.
Alongside the exhibition, a series of talks, workshops, and events will be hosted at the gallery as well. Running from April 28 until July 9, Van Gogh And The Seasons is one of those exhibitions that you really don’t want to miss out on while it’s here.