Van Gogh : Into the Undergrowth
Van Gogh's sous-bois paintings are some of his most famous and finest works. Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth, the exhibition catalogue for a 2016 show at the Cincinnati Art Museum examines the way in which van Gogh was part of the wider sous-bois tradition in nineteenth-century French painting, and explores how he used painting as a metaphor for the dynamism, vitality, and ever-changing face of nature, as presented under the forest canopy.
In addition to colour plates of twenty-five artworks by van Gogh and other leading landscape painters such as Daubigny, Monet, and Gauguin, this volume presents extensive new research on Van Gogh, nature, and sous-bois. There is a lead essay on Van Gogh and nature by independent scholar Cornelia Homburg; Jenny Reynaerts looks at the sous-bois genre in the nineteenth century; whilst Simon Kelly examines van Gogh's relationship with the Barbizon and Impressionist schools. Laura Prins writes specifically on Cincinnati Art Museum's own late van Gogh painting, Undergrowth with Two Figures, which has recently been restored.
- Author: Cornelia Homburg, Curator, Washington University Gallery of Art, Saint Louis
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Date published: October 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1907804847
- Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 22.9 cm