Van Gogh Museum - Three books, 1887

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Vincent van Gogh 1853 - 1890

Drie boeken, 1887

Three books

 

olieverf op paneel / oil on panel

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Stichting)

 

Van Gogh hechtte zoveel waarde aan de eigentijdse literatuur, dat hij in Parijs maar liefst vier stillevens met moderne Franse romans schilderde. Bij het 'Stilleven met bijbel' stond hij nog kritisch tegenover de schilderkunstige vernieuwingen van de Franse impressionisten, maar in Parijs besefte hij dat het tonaal weergeven van licht en donker en zijn stemmig voor zwart wel erg ouderwets waren. Hij begon daarop intensief te experimenteren met een kleuriger palet en een meer uitgesproken schilderstijl, bestaande uit losse kleurtoetsjes.

 

Van Gogh attached so much importance to contemporary literature that in Paris he painted no fewer than four still lifes of modern French novels. Earlier, when he painted Still Life with Bible, he had been critical of the new techniques of the French impressionists. Yet once he arrived in Paris, he realize that his tonal treatment of light and dark and his fondness for sombere shades of black were actually very old-fashioned. He began to experiment a great deal with a more colourful palette and a more expressive style of painting, composed of distinct dashes of colour.

 

inv. S181

 

This photo was taken on 23 june 2009 during a one-time exclusive photo session at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam for the Wiki Loves Art /NL project.

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Taken on June 23, 2009