It has been a dream of ours to license art from such an extraordinary and renown museum as this and we sing its praises whenever we get the opportunity. Open since 1973, this remarkable museum houses the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings and drawings worldwide and by 2015 was the 31st most-visited museum on the planet.
Additionally, according to a recent article, by the end of 2017 the museum welcomed a record-breaking 2.26 million visitors. Axel Ruger, the director of the museum since 2006, says of the museum's most recent success, "This milestone demonstrates how Vincent van Gogh still inspires innumerable people around the world." We could not agree more.
Despite the fact that Van Gogh died over one hundred years ago, his art is still remarkably relevant and enduring. His brilliant use of color, his captivating textures, his often simple and yet powerfully thoughtful images captivate people of all ages still today and will undoubtedly continue to do so indefinitely. For us at Gallery Drinkware to be able to license the art of this iconic museum and such a timeless artist is a dream come true.
As the largest collection of Van Gogh art worldwide, there's no question as to why the museum is so popular. But several specific events of 2017 have contributed to the museum's continuously growing visitorship, one of the which we highlighted both on our Gallery Drinkware Facebook page as well as on this blog.
Five livestreams from different museums across the world digitally united five versions of Van Gogh's famous painting Sunflowers, one of which is part of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam's collection. This was a Facebook-based project which attracted millions of art lovers worldwide who enjoyed observing and learning about the nuanced differences of each of the versions.
We were thrilled in particular that Sunflowers was featured in this livestream as it's one of our personal favorite Van Gogh paintings and among the five we've chosen from the museum's collection for our newest line of glass drinkware. Our new bottles, pint glasses, and double old fashioned glasses showcase Van Gogh art in the most beautiful way you've ever seen!
Through our partnership with the museum, we've designed strikingly beautiful pint glasses featuring Van Gogh's Wheatfield Under Thunderclouds and Wheatfield with Crows as well as swing-top liter bottles and double old fashioned glasses featuring van Gogh's Almond Blossom, Sunflowers, and Irises.
Our bottles and double old fashioned glasses will be released in April 2018, but we are so excited to announce that our pint glasses are now officially available on our website!
Each of the pints has a matte and glossy version and each one beautifully showcases the paintings fully wrapped around the glasses. From the vibrantly blue skies to the rolling fields below, both of these paintings lend themselves perfectly to the gently sloping roundness of a pint glass, enabling the viewer to slowly spin the glass in his or her hand and find themselves pulled into the beauty and serenity of the images.
We are confident you are going to absolutely fall in love with these incredibly unique pint glasses featuring the exquisite art of this world-class museum and we guarantee there's no other drinkware out there quite like these! For Van Gogh lovers, art enthusiasts, and folks who simply care about beautifying their dining table or drinking experience, these are a must-have. Click here to get yours today!