Van Gogh’s Artistic Roots

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Van Gogh’s Artistic Roots

Published on July 14, 2022

Van Gogh particularly admired the painterly innovations of the Hague School–a group named for the city in the Netherlands where its core artists lived and worked beginning about 1870. Van Gogh spent time in The Hague and knew several of these artists personally, including Anton Mauve and very likely Jozef Israëls, who especially captivated the young Van Gogh.

Also on display are works by Barbizon School artists such as Jean-François Millet and Léon-Augustin L'hermitte. Van Gogh was deeply inspired by these artists who featured French peasant and rural themes in their work.

The exhibition runs from March 30, 2022 - January 29, 2023 at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 88202.

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