Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Van Gogh Retrospective

From Architectural Digest:
The drawings from this period are rough compared with Van Gogh’s later works, but they offer a lens through which to view the immortal paintings he produced over the decade to come. Simple charcoal sketches of miners’ cottages drawn in 1879, for example, are linked to his later Farmhouse with Two Figures or Street in Auvers-sur-Oise (both completed in 1890, the year of his untimely death). The exhibition also sheds light on the passions and struggles of Van Gogh’s early years. “You can see then that I’m working like mad, but for the moment it isn’t giving very heartening results,” he wrote to Theo. “But I have hopes that these thorns will bear white flowers in their time, and that this apparently sterile struggle is nothing other than a labour of giving birth. First pain, then joy afterwards.” (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

I love that painting....have never seen it before. It is so charming....I would like to jump right into it and walk around.