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[Ueno Royal Museum] “Gogh Exhibition” preview report

(Foreground) Vincent van Gogh 《Pine Trees at Sunset》 December 1889 Clerer-Muller Museum

From October 11, 2019 (Friday) to January 13, 2020 (Monday / holiday), the Van Gogh exhibition is held at the Ueno Royal Museum. I participated in a media preview held prior to the event.

Two encounters that gave birth to Van Gogh

Venue scenery

(Foreground) Joseph Israels "Young woman sewing" circa 1880 The Hague Museum of Art

Introducing Van Gogh's words along with his work

Vincent van Gogh 《Garden of Saint-Remy Sanctuary》 May 1889 Clerer-Müller Museum

The painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-90) , who established a strong style and lived intensely and densely .
Of the short life of 37 years, only 10 years lived as a painter. Why did Van Gogh get a unique expression in spite of his short art work?
This exhibition focuses on the relationship between the two encounters behind this, the Hague School and the Impressionist School, and Van Gogh, and approaches the secret of Van Gogh's unique creation.

In this exhibition, in addition to Van Gogh's work, works of masters representing the Hague and Impressionists such as Maufé, Monet and Renoir will be exhibited. An easy-to-understand introduction to the process until Van Gogh arrives at his original style.

"Hague" naturalistic look

(Foreground) Alberto Nuheis 《In Drenthe's House》 1894 The Hague Museum of Art

Vincent van Gogh 《Still Life with Vessel and Pear》 1885 Utrecht Museum of Art

In the first half of the exhibition, the works were introduced focusing on the "The Hague School" who led Van Gogh.
Many people may not be familiar with the Hague school, but the painters gathered in the seaside town of The Hague in the southwestern Netherlands, whose naturalistic landscapes and genre paintings are the forerunners of modern European paintings. The

Van Gogh, who loved Millet, sympathized with the Hague who described peaceful daily life on the stage of nature, and asked Maufe , the central figure, to teach and interact. It can be said that Van Gogh's first step as a “peasant painter” began here.

Encounter with "Impressionism"

Claude Monet 《Eskis Monte Carlo from Roquebrune》 1884 Monaco Royal Palace Collection

In the exhibition hall, a number of delicious words left by Van Gogh are introduced.
There is a passage that says “Oh, Claude Monet has to draw a person like a landscape” . Van Gogh deeply respected Monet's paintings and was fascinated by the dynamic colors of the Impressionists.
Until then, Van Gogh used to depict the daily life and inner side of the farmers in dark colors, but meeting the Impressionism in Paris will bring up bright colors and various brushstrokes to open up a unique style. is.

In the second half of the exhibition, the works of Impressionist masters will be introduced in comparison with Van Gogh's paintings, and the trajectory of the painting will be traced.

About 40 Van Gogh works gather!

(Foreground) Vincent van Gogh 《Farmer's Head》 1885 Scottish National Gallery

Vincent van Gogh <Rose> May 1890 Washington National Gallery

Vincent van Gogh 《Hitosugi》 June 1889 Metropolitan Museum of Art

There are about 40 Van Gogh works on display at this exhibition. From the early stage to the late years, including the masterpiece “Hitosugi” and “Rose” , Van Gogh's important works are gathered from 27 places in 10 countries around the world.

In the last exhibition room, “Hitosugi”, which can be said to be the white eyebrows of this exhibition, is displayed. Van Gogh was fascinated by the beautiful lines and balance of the cypress “beautiful as the Egyptian obelisk” and the splendor of the green color. An ideal “beauty” glimpsed by Van Gogh ’s tired spirit. Please enjoy this work with its overwhelming texture at the venue.

Vincent van Gogh <Self-portrait of pipes and straw hats> September-October 1887 Van Gogh Museum (Fincent van Gogh Foundation)

Intense colors and undulating brushes, as symbolized by Cypress. Van Gogh, sometimes referred to as the “Flame Painter” because of his style, devoted himself to painting as if he burned himself.

This exhibition conveys the "passion" and presents the overall picture of his painting work. The Hague School and Impression School. Why don't you go deeper into Van Gogh's world through each work?

Also pay attention to the unique product sales corner! This is an original goods by popular illustrator Izumi Shiokawa

Van Gogh exhibition limited goods using Snoopy dressed as Van Gogh also appeared


Exhibition name
"Gogh Exhibition "
Session From October 11, 2019 (Friday) to January 13, 2020 (Monday, National Holiday)
9:30 to 17:00 (Open until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
* Last admission 30 minutes before closing
closing day December 31 (Tue), January 1 (Wed)
Venue Ueno Royal Museum (Ueno Park 1-2, Taito-ku, Tokyo)
Official site go-go-gogh.jp