Vincent Van Gogh: Up Close: At the National Gallery of Canada
This summer's exhibition brings together for the first time a group of close-up views--still life works and landscapes--in which Van Gogh experimented with bold visual angles, decorative colour, daring cropping, and flattened perspective. These canvases--whether examining a budding iris, a patch of gross, or o ripened wheat field--are among the most groundbreaking and radical compositions in the artist's oeuvre. Van Gogh is usually described as on intense and impassioned painter, yet these works reveal a deliberate, purposeful approach to his art-making that defies common perception; they also highlight his grasp and knowledge of a wide range of visual …
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Publication information: Article title: Vincent Van Gogh: Up Close: At the National Gallery of Canada. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Queen's Quarterly. Volume: 119. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 2012. Page number: 232+. © 1998 Queen's Quarterly. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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