Vincent Van Gogh

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The Immersive Experience

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience in Dallas

Exhibit makes its mark at a historic Venue in the heart of Dallas. Experience the world of Van Gogh, lose yourself in 500,000 cubic feet of monumental projections animating Vincent van Gogh’s oeuvre. Wander through entrancing, moving images that highlight brushstrokes, detail, and color – truly illuminating the mind of the genius. The Exhibit will start on the month of July, 2021, for more information Click on the Van Gogh flyer for more information.

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Pietà (after Delacroix)

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Eugène Delacroix, (1798-1863), Pietà, (1850), Oil on canvas, 13 3/4 × 10 5/8 in. (35 × 27 cm), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ca. 1850

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Vincent van Gogh, (1853-1890), Pietà (after Delacroix), (1890), Oil on canvas, 41.5 x 34 cm, Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation), 1994

This painting is a resulted from an accident. Van Gogh wrote, “that lithograph of Delacroix, the Pietà, with other sheets had fallen into some oil and paint and got spoiled. I was sad about it – then in the meantime I occupied myself painting it, and you'll see it one day.” 

 

White roses on a light green vase, with a light green background.

Roses


Vincent van Gogh, (1853 - 1890), Roses (1890), Oil on canvas, 36 5/8 x 29 1/8 in. (93 x 74 cm), National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., 1973

Van Gogh had an exceptional group of four still life’s to which both are in Museum's Roses and Irises. These bouquets and their counterpart are in two different location: the upright composition of irises are located in Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam and the horizontal composition of roses are kept in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. were conceived as a series or ensemble, were his earlier Sunflower decoration he made in Arles also resides.

The image shows oleander flower with pink petals in a blue floral vase, its set on a baby blue color table with a green with yellow highlight background; next to the flowers there are two yellow books.

Oleanders


Vincent van Gogh, (1853 - 1890), Oleanders (1888), Oil on canvas, 23 3/4 x 29 in. (60.3 x 73.7 cm), National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., 1973

A Van Gogh still-life floral piece while placing a copy of a French novel by Emile Zola called: La Joie de Vivre (The Joy of Living), expressing his love for flowers. Oleanders was done in August 1888 the flowers fill a majolica jug that the artist used for other still life’s made in Arles.

A pencil  drawing of a field of trees and two people

Pollard Birches


Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Pollard Birches (1884), pencil, pen and ink, watercolour, on paper, 39.5 cm x 54.2 cm, Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, (Vincent van Gogh Foundation), 1994.

Van Gogh loved nature he particularly loved pollard trees with a gnarled trunks. In a letter to his brother Theo, he compared a row of pollard trees to a 'procession of orphan men'. What he meant was that nature had a soul of its own. This drawing is part of a series of seven pen and ink drawings of Brabant landscapes from 1884. The compositions are compelling. The way he drew it, with a great deal of hatching, shows his individual style. The drawings is from a high point of Van Gogh's work in the Netherlands.

 

Courtesan (after Eisen)

Left

Keisai Eisen, (1790-1848), Keisai Eisen: Artist of the Floating World (Courtesan wearing uchikake with dragon design), (1830), Woodblock print design, Chiba City Museum of Art, 2012, pp. 222-228

Right

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Courtesan (after Eisen), (1887). Oil on cotton, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation), 1994.

Japanese printmaking was one of Vincent’s main sources of inspiration and he became an enthusiastic collector. The prints acted as a catalyst: they taught him a new way of looking at the world and it culture.

"And we wouldn’t be able to study Japanese art, it seems to me, without becoming much happier and more cheerful, and it makes us return to nature, despite our education and our work in a world of convention".


Vincent to his brother Theo, 23 or 24 September 1888

Giant Peacock Moth

Vincent van Gogh, Courtesan (after Eisen),(1887). Photograph courtesy of Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation), 1994.

On May 1889 Vincent wrote to his brother Theo, "Yesterday I drew a very large, rather rare night moth there which is called the death’s head, its coloration astonishingly distinguished: black, grey, white, shaded, and with glints of carmine or vaguely tending towards olive green; it’s very big. To paint it I would have had to kill it, and that would have been a shame since the animal was so beautiful."

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