Sjraar van Heugten avec Van Gogh in Provence: Modernizing Tradition
Van Gogh in Provence: Modernizing Tradition is the third part of a trilogy initiated by the inauguration of the Fondation Vincent Van Gogh in Arles. It brings together 31 paintings which illustrate, with regard to the classic genres of portraiture, the still life and landscape, the continuity that goes hand in hand in Vincent’s work with energetic new departures and innovations. Right from the start, the simple life, people and landscapes stand at the centre of Vincent’s artistic vision and his inimitable expressive will. And here, in Arles and Saint-Remy-de-Provence between 1888 and 1890, he finds the light, the motifs and the inspiration that spur him on to his most important works.