The changing seasons was an aspect of nature that Vincent van Gogh found particularly captivating. For him, the four seasons represented the continuous cycle of nature and humanity, and demonstrated the existence of a higher force.
Throughout his career, Van Gogh made paintings and drawings depicting the
seasons, often linking them to rural life. The subject is clearly evident in his early
watercolours as well as in many later paintings of fruit orchards in bloom (spring); the wheat harvest and the reaping of the wheat (summer); sowers and the grape and olive harvests (autumn); and a plough and harrow on bleak fields (winter).
Van Gogh and the Seasons is the first publication devoted to this central aspect of his art. Beautifully illustrated and featuring essays by Van Gogh experts Sjraar van Heugten and Joan E. Greer, this fascinating book sheds new light on the much-loved artist’s extraordinary creative vision.
Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria
305mm x 255mm, 288 pages, hardback
Fully illustrated in colour
Category: Fine art
Published: April 2017