Van GoghInto the Undergrowth
Cornelia Homburg, Simon Kelly, Laura Prins and Jenny Reynaerts
Published by GILES in association with Cincinnati Art Museum
Published — (UK and USA)
Dimensions — 160 pages, 279 x 229 mm (9 x 11 in)
Illustrations — 86 colour
Format — Hardback
Price — UK£30.00 / US$45.00
ISBN — 978-1-907804-84-7
Press Release — A vibrant celebration of one of Van Gogh’s most...
"This beautiful book should satisfy those who appreciate the work of van Gogh and the sous-bois genre"—Maine Antique Digest
Brings this little known and understudied area of his work to the wider attention of general art lovers, as well as specialists.
About the Book
The first volume to investigate Van Gogh’s fascination with depicting the undergrowth or "sous-bois". In his own words he strove to paint “in such a way that one could breathe and walk about in it and smell the wood itself.” This beautiful new book reveals just how central capturing the changing effects of light on forest leaves and foliage was in Van Gogh’s art, and how important it was to him in defining himself as an artist.
Features works by Van Gogh and his contemporaries from a wide range of US, European and private, institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Musée du Louvre, Paris, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and the Collection Kröller-Müller Museum.
About the Author(s)
Laura Prins is a researcher at the Van Gogh Museum. Jenny Reynaerts is senior curator of 18th and 19th century paintings at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Simon Kelly is the curator and head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum. His essay, 'A, Big, Good Enterprise': Van Gogh and His Markets’ in Becoming Van Gogh (2012) was honored in 2013 as Outstanding Catalogue Essay by the Association of Art Museum Curators. Cornelia Homburg is an independent art historian, and guest curator of Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth.