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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.
|Source of entry: State Museum of New Western Art, Moscow, 1930|
|Exibition: French Art: 19th - 20th centuries|
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