You must not take it amiss if I write you again--it's only to tell you that painting is such a joy to me."
Vincent van Gogh
For a long while now I've been aware that one of the biggest weaknesses of this website is its lack of analytical content. Part of the reason for this is that I felt was it important to build a valuable reference base in terms of the works themselves and the basic information about them (name, origin, current location, etc.). I'm pleased to say that I now display 100% of Van Gogh's works within the Gallery--a complete, online catalogue raisonné. Given that I've finally achieved this milestone, it's now time to begin adding more substantial and valuable information.
I'm thinking of these as "InSites" and my goal is to begin creating these pages for the most important of Van Gogh's works (including the drawings, of course). These pages include:
As anyone can tell you, writing can be a painful process--to say nothing of the extensive research required for each of these works. Sometimes the material for just one of these pages will involve input from several books and articles. It's a slow and somewhat arduous process putting these pages together, but in the end I feel that it adds a new and valuable dimension to this Gallery.
Please be aware that this list below is pitifully small at this point and will probably grow more slowly than any other section on this website (because of the time and effort involved in the creation of each page). Still, bear with me--I'll make it a priority to add more and more of these pages in the weeks and months to come.
As always, thanks very much for your patience.
|Blossoming Almond Tree||Saint-Rémy: February, 1890||Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum||671||1891|
|Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night, The||Arles: September, 1888||Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum||467||1580|
|First Steps||Saint-Rémy: January-February, 1890||New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art||668||1883|
|Irises||Saint-Rémy: May, 1889||Los Angeles, Getty Center||608||1691|
|Landscape with Couple Walking and Crescent Moon||Saint-Rémy: May, 1890||Sao Paulo, Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo||704||1981|
|Landscape with the Chateau of Auvers at Sunset||Auvers-sur-Oise: June, 1890||Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum||770||2040|
|Mr. and Mrs. Trabuc: Combined "InSites" page of Portrait of Trabuc, an Attendant at Saint-Paul Hospital and Portrait of Madame Trabuc||Saint-Rémy: September, 1889||Kunstmuseum, Solothurn
St. Petersburg, Hermitage
|Night Café in the Place Lamartine in Arles, The||Arles: 5-8 September 1888||New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery||463||1575|
|Old Man and Woman||The Hague: November-December, 1882||Private collection||None||None|
|Orphan Man with Top Hat||The Hague: Late December, 1882||Worcester, Mass., Worcester Art Museum||954||287|
|Portrait of Doctor Gachet||Auvers-sur-Oise: June, 1890||Private collection||753||2007|
|Portrait of Milliet, Second Lieutenant of the Zouaves||Arles: Late September, 1888||Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum||473||1588|
|Portrait of Patience Escalier, Shepherd in Provence||Arles: August, 1888||Pasadena, Norton Simon Museum of Art||443||1548|
|Potato Eaters, The||Nuenen: April, 1885||Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum||82||764|
|Prisoners Exercising (after Doré)||Saint-Rémy: 10-11 February, 1890||Moscow, Pushkin Museum||669||1885|
|Self-Portrait||Paris: Spring, 1887||Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago||345||1249|
|Skull with Burning Cigarette||Antwerp: Winter, 1885/86||Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum||212||999|
|Starry Night||Saint-Rémy: June, 1889||New York, Museum of Modern Art||612||1731|
|Starry Night over the Rhone||Arles: September, 1888||Paris, Musée d'Orsay||474||1592|
|Still Life with Bible||Nuenen: October, 1885||Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum||117||946|
|Still Life: Vase with Five Sunflowers||Arles: August, 1888||Destroyed by fire||459||1560|
|Still Life: Vase with Irises Against a Yellow Background||Saint-Rémy: May, 1890||Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum||678||1977|
|Thatched Cottages at Cordeville||Auvers-sur-Oise: June, 1890||Paris, Musée d'Orsay||792||1987|
|Tree Roots in a Sandy Ground ("Les Racines")||The Hague: April-May, 1882||Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum||933r||142|
|Two Chairs: Combined "InSites" page of Vincent's Chair and Pipe and Paul Gauguin's Armchair||Arles: December, 1888||London, National Gallery
Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum
|Vincent's Bedroom in Arles||Arles: October, 1888||Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum||482||1608|
|Wheat Field with Crows||Auvers-sur-Oise: July, 1890||Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum||779||2117|
|Woman Sewing, with a Girl||The Hague: March, 1883||Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum||1072||341|