Posted on: March 11, 2016
How would Van Gogh’s paintings look like if he was still alive? How would he depicted the Red Light District of the 21st century? With this question in mind, we walked through the area and went to some of our favorite spots! We’ve made these 13 images of the Red Light District by Van Gogh. Or at least, inspired by the brilliant Dutch painter! These images are inspired by the painting “The Starry Night” – one of his best paintings – which he made in June 1889. This is what it looks like:
The view from the east-facing window of Van Gogh’s asylum room in France.
Now, how would a Starry Night painting look like in Amsterdam’s Red Light District? Check out these 12 images inspired by Van Gogh:
Red Light District by Van Gogh – A view from Amsterdam’s Red Light District: “Damrak”.
On the Warmoesstraat in front of cafe Hill Street Blues: “The woman in the red coat“.
In the heart of the RLD – on Amsterdam’s Old Church Square: “Belle”.
Van Gogh in the Red Light District of Amsterdam: “Window prostitutes”.
Amsterdam’s Red Light District by Van Gogh: “Coffeeshop The Bulldog“.
Van Gogh’s version of hidden street art in the Red Light District: “Hand on Chest”.
Van Gogh on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal: “De Oude Kerk”. (“The Old Church”)
Amsterdam’s Oudezijds Kolk by Van Gogh: “The entrance”.
Starry day in the Red Light District: “Sea Dyke’s back”.
Van Gogh at the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal: “The Main Street”.
The Red Light District by Van Gogh: “Town girl without yellow straw hat”.
Van Gogh on the Dam street – next to the Red Light District: “The Crooked House”.