Exhibition catalogue - "Van Gogh Monticelli"

Exhibition catalogue - "Van Gogh Monticelli"

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

This is the French-language catalogue for the exhibition Van Gogh Monticelli, presented at the Centre de la vieille charité in Marseille, France in 2009.

The idea of exhibiting, and therefore confronting, the works of one of the world's most famous painters with those of ...
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Museum :
Musée d'Orsay
Themes :
Portrait, Landscape, Still Life
Dimensions :
25 x 21 cm
Artists :
Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Adolphe Monticelli (1824-1886)
Art movements :
19th century, French paintings
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Publication :
Septembre 2008
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Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

An unrecognized and misunderstood artist during his lifetime, Van Gogh was one of the great painters of the 19th century. Son of a Protestant pastor, he hesitated for a while between artistic and religious vocation, to finally devote himself to painting. Van Gogh frequented the world of impressionist painters and refined his research on colour; his palette became lighter and more diversified. To perfect his work, he moved to Arles in February 1888. Dazzled by the light of the South, Van Gogh made colour the very object of his work. He seeks the highest possible intensity of both tones and chromatic ratios. On July 27, 1890, the painter ended his life at the age of 37. In eight years, he has produced nearly 900 paintings and a thousand drawings.