Many artists undertook arduous travels to reach new environments in search for inspiration. These often resulted in lifechanging experiences for artists, and treasures for art history.

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Vincent Van Gogh, The Langlois Bridge at Arles with Lady and Umbrella, oil on canvas, 49.5 x 64 cm, 1888, © Courtesy of Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne

Despite a raging pandemic, we still travel the globe relatively blithely. Off a plane, onto a train, and then a boat. All steps that are quick and casual to modern man. This wasn’t always the case, however, when artists used to embark on a journey. Nonetheless, tough travelling conditions did not prevent many artists from uprooting themselves from their hometowns to take on life-changing voyages. …

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