Paintings and drawings by Vincent van Gogh – exhibition in Museum ARKEN, Denmark 1. september 2018 – 20. januar 2019

Malerier og tegninger af Vincent van Gogh – udstilling i Museum ARKEN, Danmark 1. september 2018 – 20. januar 2019.

 

 

 

 

Exhibition of 28 paintings and 11 drawings from the collection of Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Holland. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrance to exhibition “VAN GOGH – ARKEN”:

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Exhibition “Van Gogh – Arken”, 1.sept. 2018- 20. jan. 2019. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

I visited the exhibition “VAN GOGH – ARKEN” in december 2018. 

It was an extraordinary experience of all my feelings of beauty, love, sorrow, despair, joy, sadness and pain – communicated through the paintings, drawings and the personal life of Vincent Willem van Gogh, born 30. march 1853 in Groot Zundert, Holland and died 29. july 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise north of Paris.

 

Here is my experience of the exhibition of 28 paintings and 11 drawings from the collection of Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Holland. 

The exhibition is arranged in 3 halls around 3 major themes:

  1. Van Gogh´s world
  2. The inner life of nature
  3. Mankind in nature.

 

Introduction text to exhibition VAN GOGH – ARKEN:

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Introduction of Van Gogh exhibition in Arken. Photo december 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Introductiontext to exhibition VAN GOGH – ARKEN:

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Introduction text to exhibition VAN GOGH – ARKEN. Photo december 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

First hall: 

  1. Theme “Van Gogh´s world”

 

Vincent van Gogh lived in The Yellow House in Arles and painted in the surroundings here in south France from february 1888 – may 1890. In may 1889 Van Gogh was hospitalized in psychiatric hospital  Saint-Paul-de-Mausule in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence north of Arles until may 1890, when he left the hospital and travelled to Auvers-sur-Oise north of Paris.

 

View to planche of painting of Vincent van Gogh, The yellow house (the street), september 1888, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

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Hall 1 Theme “Van Gogh´s world”. At right plance of “The Yellow House”, september 1888. Original pairing in Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

In octobre 1880 until april 1881 Vincent van Gogh studied on Academie of Art i Bruxelles.

From april 1881 until 1885 he lived, draw and painted with oil colors in Holland: Etten, Haag, Province Drethe and Nuenen.

 

January to march 1886 Vincent studied in Academie of Art in Antwerpen.

 

In march 1886 Vincent travelled to Paris to live together with his brother Theo (1857-1891) in his apartment in Rue Lepic nr. 54.

 

Planche with text of Vincent van Gogh: 

Letter to Theo van Gogh, around July 21, 1882

 

Planche of extract of letter to Theo van Gogh, around July 21, 1882. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Drawing by Vincent van Gogh “Peasant Woman Haying”, july-august 1885:

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Drawing by Vincent van Gogh “Peasant Woman Haying”, july-august 1885. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh “Peasant Woman Collect”, juli-august 1885:

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Vincent van Gogh “Peasant Woman Collect”, juli-august 1885. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh “Peasant Woman Digging up Potatoes”, august 1885:

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Oil painting by Vincent van Gogh “Peasant Woman Digging up Potatoes”; august 1885. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh “Head of a Woman with White Cap”, november 1884 – may 1885:

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Vincent van Gogh “Head of a Woman with White Cap, november 1884-may 1885. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Vincent van Gogh “Sheaves of Wheate”, july-august 1885:

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Vincent van Gogh “Sheaves of Wheate”, july-august 1885. Photo dc. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh “Woman with a Dung Fork in a Snowy Landscape”, december 1883:

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Vincent van Gogh “Woman in a Dung Fork in a Snowy Landscape”, december 1883. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Planche “Van Gogh´s World:

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Planche “Van Gogh´s World”. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

From march 1886 Van Gogh is a part of french painter Fernand Cormons (1845-1924) studio in Paris.

Vincent van Gogh continue his study in theory and practise of painter Eugène Delacroix´s color theory.

Delacroix´s color circle from Charles Blanc´s book: Grammaire des arts de dessin, 1867. (See color circle on following planche).

 

TIME LINE – Planche in corridor of life of Vincent van Gogh:

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Planche of life of Vincent van Gogh. TIME LINE. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

In 1887 Vincent van Gogh is inspired by fellow painters neo-impressionits Paul Signac, George Seurat and Camille Pissarro and paints at river Seinen and suburbs of Paris.

In late 1887 Vincent van Gogh is exhibitor in  Restaurant de Chalet in Paris together with his artist friends Louis Anquetin, Émile Bernard and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.

At this exhibition in Restaurant de Chalet he meet the artist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903).

 

 

First hall (continued): 

  1. Theme “Van Gogh´s world”

 

Vincent van Gogh “Interior of a Restaurant”, summer 1887:

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Vincent van Gogh “Interior of a Restaurant”, summer 1887. Photo decn.2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh “Flowers in a Blue Vase, around june 1887:

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Vincent van Gogh “Flowers in a Blue vase”, around june 1887. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Vincent van Gogh “Self-portrait”, april-june 1887:

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Vincent van Gogh “Self-portrait”, april-june 1887. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh “Still Life with a Plate of Onions”, January 1889:

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Vincent van Gogh “Still Life with a Plate of Onions”, january 1889. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Corridor between Hall 1 and Hall 2 with with planche of life of Vincent van Gogh “TIME LINE”:

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Plances in corridor between Hall 1 and Hall 2 with life of Vincent van Gogh. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

TIME LINE: 1853-1869 and 1875-1878

– Planche of Life of Vincent van Gogh.

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Time Line. Life of Vincent van Gogh. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik k Abrahamsen.

 

TIME LINE: 1879-1881 and 1883-1886

– Planche of Life of Vincent van Gogh.

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TIME LINE of Vincent van Gogh. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

TIME LINE: 1887-1888 and 1889

– Planche of Life of Vincent van Gogh.

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TIME LINE. Life of Vincent van Gogh. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Corridor between Hall 1 and Hall 2:

TIME LINE of life of Vincent van Gogh – view to entrance to Hall 2.

 

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TIME LINE. Life of Vincent van Gogh. Corridor between Hall 1 and Hall 2. View in direction to Hall 2. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Hall 2 Theme:

The inner life of nature

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Hall 2 Theme “The inner life of nature”. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Hall 2 Theme:

Plate of “The inner life of nature”

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Plate at entrance to Hall 2 “The Inner life of nature”. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh “Edge of a Wood”, september 1883:

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Vincent van Gogh “Edge of a wood”, september 1883. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh ” Still Life with apples and marrow”, september 1885:

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Vincent van Gogh “Still Life with apples and marrow”, september 1885. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh ” Still Life with Apples and Marrow”, september 1885:

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Vincent van Gogh “Still Life with Apples and Marrow”, september 1885. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh “Patch of Grass”, april-june 1887:

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Vincent van Gogh “Patch of Grass”, april-june 1887. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Vincent van Gogh “Pollard Willows at Sunset”, march 1888:

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Vincent van Gogh “Pollard Willows at Sunset”, march 1888. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh “The Green Vineyard”, octobre 1888:

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Vincent van Gogh “The Green Vineyard”, octobre 1888. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

 

Vincent van Gogh “The Garden of the Asylum at Saint-Rémy”, may 1889:

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Vincent van Gogh “The Garden of the Asylum at Saint- Rémy”, may 1889. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh “Træstammer med vedbend”, juli 1889:

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Vincent van Gogh “Træstammer med vedbend”,juli 1889. Foto december 2018 af Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh “Wheat Fields in Front of a Mountainous Landscape, november-december 1889:

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Vincent van Gogh “Wheat Fields in Front of a Mountainous Landscape”, november-december 1889. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Vincent van Gogh “The Ravine (Les Peiroulets)”, december 1889:

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Vincent van Gogh “The Ravine (Les Peiroulets), december 1889. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh “Tree Trunks in the Grass”, april 1890:

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Vincent van Gogh “TreeTrunks in the Grass”, april 1890. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Hall 2 Theme:

“The inner life of nature”

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Hal 2 Theme “The Inner Life of Nature”. In background of photo is corridor to entrance to Hall 3. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Entrance to Hall 3:

Theme “Mankind in nature”

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Entrance to Hall 3 ” Mankind in nature”. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Letter of Vincent van Gogh on planche in corridor of entrance to Hall 3 theme “Mankind and Nature”: 

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Planche with letter of Vincent van Gogh. Photo de, 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Letter of Vincent van Gogh on planche in corridor of entrance to Hall 3 theme “Mankind and Nature”: 

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Planche of letter of Vincent van Gogh. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Plate in Hall 3 Theme “Mankind and nature”:

Vincent van Gogh: – I PLOUGH MY CANVASES

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Plate in Hall 3 Theme “Mankind and nature”. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Vincent van Gogh leave Paris february 1888 and traveled to Arles, where he settled to paint in the surroundings.

From september he lived permanent in “The Yellow House” with an ambition to establish a collective artist studio.

 

Letters from Van Gogh to brother Theo, family, and friends:

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Letters from Vincent van Gogh. Photo dec.2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Letters from Vincent van Gogh to painter Émile Bernard (1868-1941), whom Vincent met in studio of Fernand Cormons (1845-1924) march 1886 in Paris and letter to Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), whom Vincent met in Paris 1887:

Letter to Émile Bernard, sent from Arles, ca. April 12th, 1888 (excerpt):

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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Émile Bernard (1868-1941), sent from Arles, ca. April 12th 1888 (Excert). Phot0 dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Letter to Paul Gauguin, sent from Arles October 17th, 1888 (excerpt):

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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Paul Gauguin sent from Arles October 17th,1888(excerpt). Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Entrance to Hall 3 Theme  “Mankind and nature”:

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At entrance to Hall 3 Theme “Mankind and nature”. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Entrance and view to Hall 3 Theme  “Mankind and nature”:

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Entrance and view to Hall 3 Theme “Mankind and nature”. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Paul Gauguin arrive to Arles in october 1888 and stay in “The Yellow House” until some days before Christmas 1888, when Paul Gauguin after a dramatic row with Vincent leave Arles and return to Paris.

Shortly after the row Vincent cut off part of his ear. Vincent is hospitalized between Christmas and New Year 1888.

Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh never met again.

 

From may 1889 until may 1890 Vincent van Gogh is hospitalized on the psychiatric Hospital Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence north of Arles.

 

Vincent van Gogh “Landscape with Wheat  Sheaves and Rising Moon”, july 1889:

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Vincent van Gogh “Landscape with Wheat Sheaves and Rising Moon”, July 1889. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh “The Sower”, june 1889:

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Vincent van Gogh “The Sower”, june 1889. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh “Orchard Bordered by Cypresses”, april 1888:

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Vincent van Gogh “Orchard Bodered by Cypresses, april 1888. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh “View of Saintes-Maries-de-le-Mer”, june 1888:

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Vincent van Gogh “View of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer”, june 1888. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Vincent van Gogh “Path in the Park”, september 1888:

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Vincent van Gogh “Path in the Park, september 1888. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Paintings by Vincent van Gogh under his length of stay may 1889-may 1890 on the psychiatric Hospital Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence north of Arles:

 

Vincent van Gogh “Pain in the Garden of the Asylum”, november 1889:

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Vincent van Gogh “Pain in the Garden of the Asylum”, november 1889. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh “Pine trees in the Garden of Asylum”:

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Vincent van Gogh “Pine Trees in the Garden of Asylum”, november 1889. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Vincent van Gogh “Path in the Garden of the Asylum”, november 1889:

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Vincent van Gogh “Path in the garden of the Asylum”, november 1889. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh “Olive Grove and Two Older Pickers”, december 1889:

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Vincent van Gogh “Olive Grove and Two Older Pickers”, december 1889. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

van Gogh “Olive Grove and Two Older Pickers”, december 1889:

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Vincent van Gogh “Olive Grove with two Older Pickers”, december 1889. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vincent van Gogh “The Sower (after Millet”), january 1890:

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Vincent van Gogh”The Sower (after Millet), january 1890. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

 

In may 1890 Vincent van Gogh left the psychiatric Hospital Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence north of Arles and travelled to Auvers-sur-Oise north of Paris.

Vincent lodges at Auberge Ravoux in Auvers-sur-Oise north of Paris.

 

Vincent van Gogh died in Auberge Ravoux in presence of his brother Theo van Gogh the 29. july 1890 after a gunshot in his stomach/breast 2 days earlier.

 

Vincent paints portraits and landscapes in Auvers-sur-Oise summer 1890:

 

Vincent van Gogh “Portrait of a Young Woman”, june-july 1890:

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Vincent van Gogh “Portrait of a Young Woman”, june-july 1890. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

TIME LINE:

Planche of life of Vincent van Gogh 1889-90.

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TIME LINE. Planche of life of Vincent van Gogh. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

TIME LINE:

Planche of life of Vincent van Gogh 1890:

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TIME LINE. Planche of Vincent van Gogh life 1890. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

TIME LINE: Planche of life of Vincent van Gogh 1890.

Auberge Ravoux – the inn where Van Gogh lodges in Auvers-sur-Oise north of Paris.

 

On photo: From left Mr. Ravoux, his 2-year daughter Germaine, Adeline Ravoux, carpenter Mr. Levert and his little son and 2 regular customers.

 

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TIME LINE. Planche of life of Vincent van Gogh may-july 1890. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

 

Thanks to ARKEN Museum and Kroller Muller Museum, Otterlo, Holland for this excellent exhibition of 28 oil paintings and 11 drawings of Vincent van Gogh, born 30. january 1853 in Groot Zundert, Holland and died 27. july 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise north of Paris.

 

Planche “HELENE AND VINCENT:

Helene Kroller-Muller 1869-1939

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Planche “Helene and Vincent”. Photo dec. 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Text and photos Copyright Erik K Abrahamsen 2019

All right reserved

 

 

 

Melby, North Sealand, Denmark 16. march 2019

Best wishes

Erik

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