Vincent van Gogh

Lilac Bush

Lilac Bush
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Author: Vincent van Gogh
Landscape, Painting, Oil on canvas, 73x92 cm
Origin: France, 1889

This marvellous work was painted at Saint-Remy, where the artist was undergoing treatment. Van Gogh depicted a lilac bush in the hospital gardens, the broken, separate brushstrokes and vibrant forms recalling the lessons of Impressionism, yet with a spatial dynamism unknown to the Impressionists. This bush is full of powerful, vivid energy and dramatic expression. The modest natural motif is transformed by the master's temperament and the brilliance of his emotions. Embodied here in this fragment of an overgrown garden we find all of nature's life-giving forces. In rejecting Impressionism, Van Gogh created his own artistic language, expressing the artist's romantic, passionate and deeply dramatic perception of the world.

Style: Post-Impressionism
Source of entry: State Museum of New Western Art, Moscow, 1930
Exibition: French Art: 19th - 20th centuries

See also

Welcome to The Vincent van Gogh Gallery
The definitive reference for information about Vincent van Gogh including his biography, paintings, letters, drawings, Starry Night and much more.
Vincent van Gogh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post- Impressionist artist. [1] Some of his paintings are now among the world's best known ...
The Vincent van Gogh Gallery
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WebMuseum: Gogh, Vincent van
Provides information and images on some of Van Goghs works.

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