Van gogh and nature book
Van Gogh and the Seasons | Princeton University PressMost 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in the field examines Van Gogh's radical approach to the close-up and sets it in the context of contemporary and historical references, such as his hitherto unrecognized use of photography and his fascination with the Old Masters and with Japanese art and culture.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.
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.
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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.
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Any 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.