BASEL.- In a spectacular, comprehensive exhibition taking place from April to September 2009, the Kunstmuseum Basel is staging the first showing worldwide of the landscape paintings by the legendary artist Vincent van Gogh. Seventy paintings both world-famous key works as well as paintings barely seen previously by the general public will give a completely new insight into van Goghs body of work. In addition, forty masterpieces by contemporaries, from Kunsmuseum Basels world-famous collection, will place van Goghs groundbreaking approach to nature in a broader context. A multimedia introduction to the life and work of van Gogh will open up the exhibition to the general public. This makes the exhibition the most important European art event in 2009.