Calm And Exaltation Van Gogh In The Buehrle Collection
Publisher Fondation Vincent Van Gogh
This selection of eight paintings by Vincent van Gogh attests to the modernity he brought to the traditional genres of portraiture, still life, and landscape. In addition, the evolution of his relationship with colour and composition is clearly evident, which in turn provides insight into the artist’s temperament. Van Gogh’s characteristic manner of expression combines both strangeness and sincerity, calm and exaltation, to produce an usual perspective that has since resonated through generations of artists. Six of the canvases come from the collection of Swiss industrialist and lifelong art lover, Emil Georg Bührle. With analyses by two Van Gogh scholars, David Misteli and Alex Weintraub.
72 p, illscolour & bw, 25 x 32 cm, pb, French/English