A Van Gogh Exhibition

The Ark, a Danish Museum for Modern Art had an exhibition on some of Van Gogh’s most beautiful art from his final two years. He never experienced financial or social success in his lifetime but seemed to live when he was able to express the beauty of nature in his paintings. To be able to get hold of paint and canvasses was more important to him than food and when Vincent van Gogh died his brother, Theodore passed away within six months. They were so close, and Theodore had helped him in any way possible.

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) wanted to serve God and his fellow humans beings with his art.

Self portrait by van Gogh

Self-portrait by van Gogh

All the paintings at the exhibition came from the Dutch Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo near Arnheim. It’s worth a visit both because of the museum and the allied airmen cemeteries and the museums on the fateful, Operation Market Garden in September 1944.

Landscape with wheat sheaves 1889

Landscape with wheat sheaves 1889

The sower 1888

The sower 1888

View of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer 1888

View of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer 1888

 

Fruit trees 1888

Fruit trees 1888

Fir trees by sunset 1889

Fir trees by sunset 1889

Path in a park 1888

Path in a park 1888

 

A path in a park 1888

A path 1888

A path at the hospital's  garden 1889

A path at the hospital’s garden 1889

Wheat Fields 1889

Wheat Fields 1889

 

The Gorge 1889

The Ravine 1889

cut willows

cut willows

Trunks in the grass

Trunks in the grass

 

 

Whenever our museums for modern art have special exhibitions of artists from the age of the impressionism visitors, seem to flock to see the paintings.  Henry, my husband, has a post on Vincent van Gogh as a visit at the Krüller-Müller Museum sparked his interest in art.

More can be found about him here.   

 

 

 

13 Comments »

  1. We had a reproduction of one of his landscapes hanging on the wall of my first school classroom. The teacher knew nothing about him but found out for me after I’d asked her. I think that was the start of my love of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. Thanks for the memories 😊

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