THE ARTFUL HEALER : 'Cezanne to Van Gogh: The Collection of Dr. Gachet'
Gustafson, Donna, Commonweal
At the center of "Cezanne to van Gogh: The Collection of Dr. Gachet," on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York until August 15, is the relationship between the homeopathic physician Dr. Paul Gachet (1828-1909) and the brilliant, short-lived painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-90). The story begins with the elder of the pair whose willingness to accept paintings in lieu of money for his medical services, coupled with his sincere appreciation for the most advanced art of his time, gave him a certain renown in the artistic circles within which both Vincent and his brother Theo traveled. Gachet had settled in Auvers-sur-Oise in 1872, a small village north of Paris made attractive to a number of artists with the arrival of the landscape painter, Charles Daubigny. The impressionist painter Camille Pissarro and his family moved to nearby Pontoise in …
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Publication information: Article title: THE ARTFUL HEALER : 'Cezanne to Van Gogh: The Collection of Dr. Gachet'. Contributors: Gustafson, Donna - Author. Magazine title: Commonweal. Volume: 126. Issue: 13 Publication date: July 16, 1999. Page number: 20. © 1999 Commonweal Foundation. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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