Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature – COPYRIGHT BookshopAny 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 These are referred to the paintings of other artists, which are not always reproduced at sufficient size to appreciate them; it is also sad that, whilst the reader can make such comparisons, those related paintings have not been included in the exhibition. Every good artist who paints from nature develops a deep relationship, but it may be on the basis of the perception of nature e.
Van Gogh and the Sunflowers
Van Gogh and Nature
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. Van Gogh and the Seasons is an essential resource for anyone interested in van Gogh, from general admirers to scholars and curators. Read more.
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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. Focusing on the last years of the artist's career - from until his death in July - an international team of leading scholars in the field examines Van Gogh's radical approach to the close-up and sets it in the context of contemporary and historical references, such as his hitherto unrecognized use of photography and his fascination with the Old Masters and with Japanese art and culture. One hundred key paintings dating from his arrival in Paris in to the end of his career show how Van Gogh experimented with unusual visual angles and the decorative use of colour, cropping, and the flattening of his compositions. In some paintings he zoomed in on a tuft of grass or a single budding iris, while depicting shifting views of a field or garden in others.