Van Gogh and the Seasons | Princeton University PressAny exhibition of the work of Vincent van Gogh should be a great success, given his enduring and deserved popularity. This large format and excellently illustrated book accompanies the current exhibition at The Clark, in MA. Whilst the exhibition offers those able to attend an excellent opportunity to enjoy 49 of his works, both drawings and paintings, if this book is to function as anything more than a catalogue, it needs to break new ground — not an easy task given the already copious literature and its thorough coverage. With their combined profound knowledge and understanding of both visual and textual information about van Gogh and his work, no image or writing has been left unturned in their research. We are treated to wonderful insights into the riches held by the Van Gogh Museum, including a spread of text and an ink sketch of pollarded willows along a road, from letter
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Skip to main content. Later, in Provence and Auvers, he discovered unfamiliar terrain, flora, and fauna that further influenced his artistic ideas and subject matter. Van Gogh and Nature is an eye-opening and beautifully produced catalogue, which accompanied the best-attended special exhibition in the Clark Art Institute's history. Richard Kendall is curator-at-large at the Clark Art Institute. Sjraar van Heugten is former head of collections of the Van Gogh Museum and an independent art historian. Also of Interest More from this Author.
Sjraar van Heugten. The changing seasons captivated Vincent van Gogh —90 , who saw in their unending cycle the majesty of nature and the existence of a higher force. Van Gogh often linked the seasons to rural life and labor as men and women worked the land throughout the year. From his depictions of peasants and sowers to winter gardens, riverbanks, orchards, and harvests, he painted scenes that richly evoke the sensory pleasures and deprivations particular to each season. This stunning book brings to life the locales that defined his tumultuous career, from Arles, where he experienced his most crucial period of creativity, to Auvers-sur-Oise, where he committed suicide.
Most of our books are developed by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Back to previous page. This sumptuously illustrated book offers a completely new way of looking at the art of Vincent van Gogh, by exploring the artist's approach to nature through his innovative use of the close-up view.
Most of our books are developed by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Back to previous page. In the late s David Hockney returned to his home territory, the Yorkshire Wolds. The series of impressive landscapes he painted there reflect his intense observation of the seasons and the ever-shifting character of light, space and nature. They are reminiscent of the landscapes of Vincent van Gogh. Brought together here for the first time in a series of striking comparisons, Hockney's outdoor impressions are presented side by side with Van Gogh's scenes from nature. Special emphasis is placed on technical aspects such as perspective and colour, which both artists used to express their characteristically unique visions of the world around them.
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