Werd Van Gogh geïnspireerd door Japan?

      14-09-2021     Reacties (0)

Vincent van Gogh was not only a big fan of Japanese woodblock prints by Hiroshige, but he also liked the Japanese lifestyle and view on the world very much. Today 133 years ago, on 14 September 1888, Vincent van Gogh wrote to his sister Willemien van Gogh from Arles: "You know that the Japanese instinctively look for contrasts, and eat sweetened peppers, salty sweets, and fried ices and frozen fried dishes. So, too, following the same system you should probably only put very small paintings in a large room, but in a very small room you’ll put a lot of big ones." left: Sudden Shower over Shin-Ōhashi bridge and Atake (1857) Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Tokyo (Edo) 1857 Woodblock print: ink and color on paper right: Bridge in the Rain Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890) Paris, October-November...

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Wanneer begon Van Gogh met schilderen?

      13-09-2021     Reacties (0)

In December 1881 Vincent van Gogh painted one of his first works: "Still Life With Cabbage and Clogs”. In the next ten years his style changed completely. Today 138 years ago, on 13 September 1873, Vincent van Gogh wrote to Theo from London: "Yesterday I saw an exhibition of Belgian paintings, which included various old acquaintances from the last Brussels Exhibition. There were various beautiful things by A. and Julien de Vriendt, Cluysenaar, Wouters, Coosemans, Gabriël, De Schampheleer, &c.” This was years before Vincent started painting himself. After spending a few years working for the art dealers Goupil & Cie in The Hague, Vincent van Gogh was transferred to their London branch in May 1873. In October 1874, Vincent moved to the Paris branch of Goupil & Cie. And in January 1875 he...

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Heeft Van Gogh ooit een schilderij van Rembrandt gekopieerd?

      12-09-2021     Reacties (0)

Vincent van Gogh painted "Van Gogh Half Figure of an Angel after Rembrandt” and "The Raising of Lazarus (after Rembrandt)" Today 146 years ago, on 12 September 1875, 5 years before Van Gogh started his painting career, he wrote to Theo from Paris: "You know the etching by Rembrandt, Burgomaster Six standing in front of the window, reading. I know that Uncle Vincent and Cor like it very much, and I sometimes think that they must have looked like that when they were younger. You also know the portrait of Six when he was older, I believe there’s an engraving of it in your shop. That life of his must have been a fine and serious life.” In 1890, shortly before Van Gogh moved from the South of France to Auvers-sûr-Oise in the North he received etches by Rembrandt from Theo and painted:...

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Ruilde Van Gogh zijn schiderijen?

      11-09-2021     Reacties (0)

Vincent van Gogh has probably sold only one painting during his life. But he also exchanged his work, for example with Paul Gauguin and Emile Bernard. Today 133 years ago, on 11 September 1888, Vincent van Gogh wrote to Theo from Arles: "My letter to Gauguin has gone off; I asked them for an exchange if they wish; I would so much like to have here Gauguin’s portrait of Bernard and Bernard’s of Gauguin.” Gauguin and Bernard complied with Van Gogh’s request in early October, but instead of painting each other’s portrait they opted to paint a self-portrait with the other’s portrait in the background. In exchange Paul Gauguin got Self-portrait and Emile Bernard Quay with sand barges. Quay with Sand Barges Arles, 1888 Oil in canvas 55.1 x 66.2 cm Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany...

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Wanneer werd Van Goghs moeder geboren?

      10-09-2021     Reacties (0)

Today 202 years ago in Leiden, on 10 September 1819, Van Gogh’s mother Anna Cornelia Carbentus (1819 - 1907) was born. When van Gogh lived in Arles in 1888, far away from his mother, he received a photo from his sister Willemien in black and white and that annoyed him. He wrote to Theo: "I’m writing to you in haste; I’m working on a portrait. That’s to say, I’m doing a portrait of our mother for myself. I can’t look at the colourless photograph, and I’m trying to do one with harmonious colour, as I see her in my memory.” When did Van Gogh’s mother die? Anna Cornelia Carbentus died on 29 april 1907. In her life she lost 4 sons. In 1852 she lost her first son Vincent in giving birth. She lost the the now famous painter Vincent van Gogh in 1890. Theo died half a year...

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Was Van Gogh overtuigd dat hij zou slagen?

      09-09-2021     Reacties (0)

Life was a bumpy road for Vincent van Gogh. But he kept faith, developed his style, focussed on his work and was convinced he would create a lot of beautiful paintings in the future. Today 139 years ago, on 9 September 1882, Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother from The Hague: "Here’s another scratch from the woods. I’ve made a large study of it. I feel the power to produce so strongly within myself, I’m aware that there will come a time when I’ll finish something good, so to speak, daily, and do so regularly.” Years later Van Gogh managed to finish a painting in one day. A Girl in a Wood The Hague, 1882 Oil on canvas 39 × 59 cm Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands You may also like to read: How long did it take Van Gogh to finish a painting?...

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Wanneer woonde Gauguin bij Van Gogh in Het Gele Huis?

      08-09-2021     Reacties (0)

Paul Gauguin lived with Vincent van Gogh in The Yellow House in Arles from 23 October to 25 December 1888 in what they called ‘The Studio of the South’. Today 133 years ago, on 8 September 1888, Paul Gauguin wrote from Pont-Aven: "My dear Vincent, ...Yes, you’re right to wish for painting with a coloration suggesting poetic ideas, and in that sense I’m in agreement with you, with one difference. I don’t know any poetic ideas, it’s probably a sense that I lack. I find EVERYTHING poetic, and it’s in the corners of my heart which are sometimes mysterious that I catch a glimpse of poetry.” Vincent van Gogh Painting Sunflowers (by Paul Gauguin ) Arles, 1888 Oil on canvas 73 cm x 91 cm Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam You may also like to read: Gauguin and Van Gogh...

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Wanneer ging Van Gogh Millet kopiëren?

      07-09-2021     Reacties (0)

Vincent was a big fan of Millet’s work before he was an artist himself. Right at the beginning of his painting career, he already copied Millet (1814 - 1875). Today 141 years go, on 7 September 1880, Vincent van Gogh wrote from Cuesmes in Belgium: "Dear Theo, As for the sheets, etchings &c. that you sent me some time ago, I received them safely and I thank you very much for them. You did me a great service by sending them. I’ll tell you, then, that I’ve sketched the 10 sheets of Millet’s Labours of the fields (in approximately the dimensions of a sheet of the Bargue Cours de dessin) and that I’ve completely finished one of them, namely The woodcutter.” Later in his career van Gogh painted no less than 21 copies Van Gogh made of Millet’s work. Vincent had no idea he would...

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Waar bewaarde Van Gogh zijn schlderijen?

      06-09-2021     Reacties (0)

Vincent van Gogh sent his paintings to his brother Theo who stored them in his house. From 1889 many of them were also kept at Père Tanguy’s place in Paris. Theo van Gogh wrote to Vincent from Paris in July 1889: "I’ve rented a small room in père Tanguy’s house where I’ve put quite a few of them… Père Tanguy has already given me a lot of help, and it’s going to be very easy to let him continually have new things to show.” Vincent replied, Today 131 years ago, on 6 September 1889: "My dear brother, Although I’ve already written to you, there are still many things you have told me and to which I haven’t yet replied. First that you’ve rented a room in Tanguy’s house and that my canvases are there, that’s most interesting...

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Wanneer werd Van Gogh erkend?

      05-09-2021     Reacties (0)

Although Van Gogh (1853 -1890) probably sold just one painting while alive, in January 1890 art critic Albert Aurier described him as "a genius”. And in the same year Van Gogh exhibited 10 paintings on Artistes Indépendants in Paris, Claude Monet said that his work was the best in the show. Today 132 years ago, on 5 September 1889, Theo van Gogh wrote to Vincent from Paris: "Now I must also tell you that the Independents’ exhibition is open and that in it there are your two paintings, ‘The Irises’ and the Starry night (over the Rhône, VGS). The latter is badly placed, for one can’t position oneself far enough away, as the room is very narrow, but the other one looks extremely well. They’ve placed it on the narrow side of the room and it strikes you from a long way...

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Wanneer woonde Vincent van Gogh in Het Gele Huis in Arles?

      04-09-2021     Reacties (0)

From 1 May 1888 Van Gogh rented 4 rooms of the The Yellow House to use as studio. From 1 September 1888 - March 1889 he lived in The Yellow House, except for when he was in hospital in December 1888 and again in January 1888. In March 1889, the police closed his house after a petition by 30 townspeople, who called him "fou roux" (the redheaded madman). On 8 May, Vincent left Arles for Saint-Rémy. Gauguin stayed with Van Gogh in the yellow House from 23 October - 25 December 1888. Today 133 years ago, on 4 September 1888, Vincent van Gogh wrote to Theo: "How I’d like to set myself up so that I could have a home of my own! I never stop telling myself that if at the start we’d spent even 500 francs on furnishing, we would already have recouped all of it, and I would have furniture and I would...

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Speelde Van Gogh een instrument?

      03-09-2021     Reacties (0)

Vincent van Gogh played the piano in 1883-1885, when he lived in Nuenen. In 1890 he painted Marguerite Gachet at the Piano. It is possible that Vincent played piano for her then. Perhaps some Wagner? Today 133 years ago, on 3 September 1888, Vincent van Gogh wrote to Theo from Arles: “In a painting I’d like to say something consoling, like a piece of music. I’d like to paint men or women with that je ne sais quoi of the eternal, of which the halo used to be the symbol, and which we try to achieve through the radiance itself, through the vibrancy of our colorations.” Marguerite Gachet at the Piano ( Dr Gachet’s daughter) Auvers-sûr-Oise, 1890 Oil on canvas 102,5 x 50 cm Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland You may also like to read: Was Van Gogh inspired by music? Your...

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Schilderde Van Gogh toen hij ziek was?

      02-09-2021     Reacties (0)

When Vincent Van Gogh was suffering from severe mental illness in Arles, he was in hospital and could not paint at all. Later though, when he was recovering in the asylum in Saint-Rémy, work actually helped him to feel better. Today 132 years ago, on 2 September 1889, Vincent van Gogh wrote to Theo from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence: "Yesterday I started working again a little – a thing I see from my window – a field of yellow stubble which is being ploughed, the opposition of the purplish ploughed earth with the strips of yellow stubble, background of hills. Work distracts me infinitely better than anything else, and if I could once really throw myself into it with all my energy that might possibly be the best remedy.” Enclosed Field with Ploughman Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 1889 Oil on...

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Waar hebben Van Gogh and Eugene Boch elkaar voor het eerst ontmoet?

      01-09-2021     Reacties (0)

Van Gogh and Eugène Boch both painted in Paris, but they were introduced to each other later in Arles in 1888, by American post-impressionist Dodge MacKnight. Today 166 years ago, on 1 September 1855, the artist Eugene Boch (1 September 1855 - 3 January 1941) was born. Vincent van Gogh wrote to him only once, from Arles on 2 October 1888: "And lastly, a study of the Rhône, of the town under gaslight and reflected in the blue river. With the starry sky above — with the Great Bear — with a pink and green sparkle on the cobalt blue field of the night sky, while the light of the town and its harsh reflections are of a red gold and a green tinged with bronze. Painted at night.” Starry Night over the Rhône Arles, 1888 Oil on canvas 72,5 x 92 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris...

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Welke wijngaarden schilderde Vincent van Gogh?

      30-08-2021     Reacties (0)

Van Gogh painted The Green Vineyard on 3 October 1888 and The Red Vineyard on 3 November 1888. Today 133 years ago, on 30 August 1888, Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo from Arles: "We’ve had two or three glorious days here, very hot, with no wind. The grapes are beginning to ripen, but you hear people saying they won’t be good.” One month later Van Gogh painted 'The Green Vineyard' and two months later the famous ‘The Red Vineyard’ , which may be the only painting he ever sold. The Green Vineyard Arles, 1888 Oil on canvas 72 x 92 cm Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands You may also like to read: Which wine did Van Gogh drink? Was The Red Vineyard really the only painting Van Gogh ever sold? Our hand-painted...

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Wat voor modellen schilderde Van Gogh graag?

      29-08-2021     Reacties (0)

Van Gogh preferred to paint characteristic types, who were often peasants and laborers such as farmers, weavers, and fishermen. Today 133 years ago, on 29 August 1888, Vincent van Gogh wrote to Theo from Arles about Patience Escalier (‘The peasant’): "I have two models this week, an Arlésienne and the old peasant, whom I’m doing this time against a bright orange background, which, although it doesn’t pretend to represent a red sunset in trompe l’oeil, is perhaps a suggestion of it, all the same.” And one week later on 3 September 1888 he wrote: "I’d like to paint men or women with that je ne sais quoi of the eternal, of which the halo used to be the symbol, and which we try to achieve through the radiance itself, through the vibrancy of our colorations."...

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Op wat voor vrouwen viel Vincent van Gogh?

      28-08-2021     Reacties (0)

Van Gogh was attracted to intelligent women who had endured difficult lives. This extended to people looked down upon, including prostitutes, like Sien Hoornik. Today 138 years ago, between 23 and 29 August 1883, Vincent van Gogh wrote to Theo from The Hague about Sien Hoornik: "I feel more compassion for the woman than ever before because I see that she’s very unsettled. I believe that at the moment she has no better friend than me, who would sincerely help her more if she allowed me to. But she doesn’t seek my trust, and makes me absolutely powerless by giving her trust to those who are in fact her enemies. I truly believe that she doesn’t understand that there is evil in what she does — or doesn’t want to understand it, I sometimes think.” The Brothel Arles, 1888 Oil on...

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Wat kocht Van Gogh voor de verjaardag van zijn moeder?

      27-08-2021     Reacties (0)

In 1877 Vincent van Gogh lived in Amsterdam. He hadn’t started his career as a painter yet, but was preparing for theology studies at the university. Van Gogh had already been working for the art dealers Goupil & Cie in London. To give his mother a painting would be too expensive. Read below what he could afford. Today 144 years ago, on 27 August 1877, Vincent van Gogh wrote from Amsterdam: "My dear Theo, It’s nearing Ma’s birthday, so I’m sending you herewith a money order for 1.23 1/2 guilders, because I’d very much like to give something together with you. It isn’t much, but it’s all I have; if you add the same amount to it then we can nonetheless get a good photograph.” Portrait of Van Gogh's Mother Arles, 1888 Oil on canvas 40.5 × 32.5 cm Norton...

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Zou een Van Gogh schilderij goed staan in jouw huis?

      26-08-2021     Reacties (0)

According to Vincent van Gogh a painting in a certain style should match the style of the house. Little did he know that especially his colorful paintings that he painted in France would be such a good match with many interiors 100 years after he died. Today 355 years ago, on 26 August 1666, Dutch artist Frans Hals died (1582 - 26 August 1666). Van Gogh was an admirer of his paintings and spent a lot of time researching his technique when he visited the Rijksmuseum in October 1885. On 9 June 1889 Vincent wrote to Theo van Gogh from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence: "When I see a painting that intrigues me, I can never help asking myself, ‘in what house, room, corner of the room, in whose home would it do well, would it be in its rightful place’. Thus the paintings of Hals, Rembrandt, Vermeer are only at home...

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Welke van Van Goghs zonnebloemen is de vierde versie?

      24-08-2021     Reacties (0)

In August 1888 Vincent van Gogh painted 4 versions of his sunflowers series:   First version: Three Sunflowers in a Vase, private collection Second version: Vase with 5 Sunflowers, destroyed Third version: Vase with 12 Sunflowers, Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany Fourth version: Vase with 15 Sunflowers, National Gallery, London And in January 1889 Van Gogh copied the fourth version 3 times:   First copy: Vase with 12 Sunflowers, Philadelphia Museum of Art Second copy: Vase with 15 Sunflowers, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Third copy: Vase with 15 Sunflowers, Sompo Japan Museum of Art, Tokyo Today 133 years ago, on 24 August 1888, Vincent van Gogh wrote to Theo from Arles: "I’m now on the fourth painting of sunflowers. This fourth one is a bouquet of 14 flowers and is on a...

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