People have depicted animals since the dawn of time. Early humans decorated the walls of their caves with drawings of horses, bulls, deer and birds. Animals are a popular subject for paintings, drawings, sculptures for artists at all epochs. Animal images are also a favorite theme of children’s creativity.

The exhibition includes the works of ten artists from the Renaissance to the present. While each of them has his unique style, these artists represent prime examples of prominent art movements. The exhibition takes you to an exciting journey into the history of art! \



Vincent van Gogh was Dutch. Although, the artist lived at the end of 19-th century, his works still inspire innumerable art lovers around the world. More than 2 million people visit annually the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. 

Although, Van Gogh's creative life was short, ten years only, his artistic legacy is extremely rich: about 2,000 paintings and drawings. The word 'Meneer' ('Mister' in Dutch) in the title is a token of our gratitude to the Netherlands Embassy in Israel for the generous support of development of this exhibition.

While in Israeli museums you can see only three works of Vincent van Gogh, this exhibition presents you with more than 30 pivotal artist's paintings from the museums around the world. The artworks are accompanied with short texts telling you about the artist and how these paintings were created. In many cases, the texts include the comments made by Vincent himself from the letters to his brother Theo.