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The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is the world's largest collection of this artist's works. There are about 200 paintings, including the famous Sunflowers and Peace in Arles, 700 drawings as well as letters and personal souvenirs of the painter. There are also paintings of his friends Paul Gauguin and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.
The museum was founded on the basis of a collection of works by van Gogh collected by his younger brother Theo. They were donated to the Van Gogh Foundation, which in 1970 transferred them as a deposit to the Museum. It was opened in 1973. It consists of two buildings designed by Gerrit Rietveld and Kisho Kurokawa.
The Van Gogh Museum shows the evolution of the master's work and the main painting topics he dealt with. In addition to Sunflowers, among others, there are paintings "Potato eaters" or considered as the artist's last work "Wheat field with crows". In recent years, the Museum has been purchasing paintings from the turn of the century. His collection was enriched by works of impressionists such as Pissarro, Monet and Manet.