Vincents Lightlab

Vincents Lightlab

Vincent van Gogh painted his first masterpiece in Nuenen in 1885: The Potato Eaters. It was the result of an intensive search for perspective and light that marks his Brabant period. 

Vincent’s Lightlab in Van Gogh Village Museum is an interactive experience. Visitors, old and young, can discover light and colour, how important this is in the world around us and how Van Gogh experimented with it in his paintings.

Light is colour, and colour is light.

In order to get the chiaroscuro right, one must not only paint a lot but also really see a great deal being painted, and know some things about theory, about light and colour.

Letter 478, Vincent van Gogh to Anton Kerssemakers