Period & Style
From 29 September 2012 to 25 April 2013, the Van Gogh Museum presents Vincent. The Van Gogh Museum in the Hermitage Amsterdam, focusing on Van Gogh's personal themes. Van Gogh was passionate and unconventional, constantly pursuing new goals. Sometimes he focused on elements of craft, such as technique or style, and sometimes on certain genres, such as portraits or landscapes. He developed his skills through study and experiment and by exploring themes of his own choosing, such as peasant life, portraits, self-portraits, colour, Japanese influences and nature. This video series explores Van Gogh's personal themes with curator of paintings Leo Jansen as your guide.
Part 7: The wealth of nature
In Van Gogh’s personal life and in his art, nature played a crucial role. In nature, he found great peace and strength. Because Van Gogh took a broad view of nature, he could always find it close by. He painted overgrown gardens, blossoming orchards, and endless cornfields. And in these pictures, people are never far away. Van Gogh pursued his own, deeply personal vision of nature, sometimes profound and nearly religious, sometimes light-hearted and cheerful.