Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Van Gogh's Cypresses

Happy Monday! I hope you are all having a fabulous month of May! I cannot believe Memorial Day is almost here! I had the pleasure of attending the press event for the new exhibit which opens today, Van Gogh's Cypresses, at The Met. It was great to be back in the swing of things in my favorite city, and the exhibit will blow your minds. The work is just incredible and a once in a lifetime opportunity to see all these works together. 

Here is some information from The Met: 

“The show is a dream come true,” said Max Hollein, Marina Kellen French Director of The Met. “Marking the 170th-anniversary year of Van Gogh’s birth, this highly focused survey unpacks his distinctive vision of the commanding cypress trees. A once-in-a-lifetime gathering of works presents both an overview and an intimate glimpse of his creative process, challenging prevailing notions with fresh insights.” The trees Van Gogh painted, which were a fixture of Provence, France where he was living when he created these paintings (1888-1890), were not so much background characters in his works but recurring stars. According to The Met, Van Gogh was taken by these flame-like cypresses from the beginning of his two-year stay in the South of France. In letters to his bother, he expressed a “need” to paint them.

“To find the real character of things here, you have to look at them and paint them for a long time,” he wrote.

How cool to see this up close ! Just amazing !! 

There will be a few more posts on this to showcase some other paintings in the exhibit, please be sure to follow me on Instagram as I will be sharing lots of photos there from this exhibit as well as my travels into the city. I appreciate you all who visit this blog and hope that you learn some new things about one of the best cities in the world. I love sharing information to make your trip to NYC the best it can possibly be! 

The exhibition is made possible by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the Janice H. Levin Fund, Katharine Rayner, and the Aaron I. Fleischman and Lin Lougheed Fund.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

The catalogue is made possible by the Janice H. Levin Fund.

Additional support is provided by Adrian Sassoon and Edmund Burke.

Van Gough's Cypresses is on view at The Met from May 22nd - August 27th 2023

Hours: 10 am–5 pm
Extended Hours: Fri. and Sat., 10 am–9 pm
Closed: Wednesday


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