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Van Gogh and Nature

Carol Berry, Author and Scholar

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Vincent Van Gogh remained a country boy at heart all his life. “Nature spoke to him with a thousand voices, and his soul listened.” His intimate relationship with nature was inspired by reverence and awe, and a delight in its vitality. In the presentation Vincent Van Gogh and Nature, we will meet young Vincent in the flat fertile fields of his native Holland and accompany him on his artist’s path to the sun drenched landscapes of the south of France. His love of nature eventually found expression in his emphatic brush strokes and vivid complementary colors.


 

Landscape with Bog-Oak Trunk, drawn in Drenthe, The Netherlands, in 1883 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Landscape with Bog-Oak Trunk, drawn in Drenthe, The Netherlands, in 1883
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Willows at Sunset, painted in Arles, France, in the Autumn 1888 (Kroeller-Mueller Museum, The Netherlands)

Willows at Sunset, painted in Arles, France, in the Autumn 1888
(Kroeller-Mueller Museum, The Netherlands)