Vincent's passion for pipe smoking
1 September 2015
With the exhibition Vincent's passion for pipe smoking, the Amsterdam Pipe Museum shows the pipes that Van Gogh so often paints in his portraits and still life’s. In his work at least six self-portraits with a pipe can be found, which shows how fond he was with his tobacco pipe.
The pipe in Vincent's time
The museum has tracked down sixteen portraits and still life’s by Vincent van Gogh. The rich collection of the Amsterdam Pipe Museum offers sufficient material to find matching pipes. Sometimes these are clay pipes, which were still in general use in the 1880s, later he uses the more modern cherry wood pipe, which was popular in France at the time. Vincent only smoked a briar pipe, the wooden pipe that is still common today, in his last years of life.
In the museum until you can see the real pipes of the paintings until 12 December 2015.
In addition there is an elaborate presentation on this subject on our website.