Vollecige titel: Van Gogh to Kandinsky. Symbolist Landscape in Europe 1880-1910
A groundbreaking collaboration between the National Galleries of Scotland, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Finnish National Gallery, this catalogue accompanies the first exhibition dedicated to landscapes by the Symbolists
Symbolism was an innovative movement whose artists took a more imaginative and emotional approach to painting and embraced themes such as music, nationalism, science and modernity. It covers a wide range of artists, from forerunners of symbolism, like Boecklin and Whistler, to Mondrian and Kandinsky, who provided the impulse for major 20th-century movements, such as surrealism and abstraction. Works by renowned painters, like Monet, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Munch, are presented alongside lesser known, but equally fascinating artists from the Nordic countries and Eastern Europe.
Over de auteurs:
Rodolphe Rapetti is Chief Curator of Heritage at the Directorate of Museums of France in Paris. Richard Thomson is Research Professor in the History of Art at the university of Edinburgh. He was Watson Gordon Professor of Fine Art between 1996 and 2018, having previously taught at the University of Manchester. He read Modern History at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, has a postgraduate Diploma in the History of Art from Oxford, and gained both an MA and a PhD from the Courtauld Institute, London University.
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