Dutch master Vincent van Gogh painted five versions of his masterpiece, “Sunflowers,” all of which are on display in museums across three continents. Facebook is hosting a livestream event where the five museum directors will present their versions of the art. Thus all five versions will be available simultaneously for the first time.


The “Sunflower” paintings, which rank among van Gogh’s most famous works, were created between 1888 and 1889 while the painter was residing in the souther French city of Arles. The video will begin with London’s National Gallery, followed at 20-minute intervals by Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, Munich’s Neue Pinakothek, Philadelphia’s Museum of Art, and Tokyo’s Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art.

“Because the five paintings are spread across different continents, it has never been possible to view them together,” said the Van Gogh Museum director Axel Rueger. Each curator will discuss the paintings during their allotted time in the feed, and each will focus on a different aspect of the paintings.

See the two of the videos below.

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