Into the Woods With Vincent van Gogh

Into the Woods With Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), Self-Portrait, 1889

Image courtesy Cincinnati Art Museum

Sure, you’ve been a fan of Vincent van Gogh since you hung that Starry Night poster in your freshman dorm room, but the man is more than swirling skies and gnarly ears. Into the Undergrowth opens October 15 at the Cincinnati Art Museum, showcasing Van Gogh’s lesser-celebrated sous-bois paintings, which typically depict zoomed-in views of the forest floor. The exhibit centers on Van Gogh’s Undergrowth with Two Figures, one of his last paintings and part of the museum’s permanent collection.

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), Undergrowth with Two Figures
Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), Undergrowth with Two Figures

Image courtesy Cincinnati Art Museum

“You can see his development over time,” says Julie Aronson, CAM’s curator of American paintings.

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), Tree Trunks in the Grass
Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), Tree Trunks
in the Grass

Image courtesy Cincinnati Art Museum

Earlier Van Gogh sous-bois pieces are also on display, along with works by fellow Impressionists who inspired him—and clearly saw the forest for the trees.

Scroll through our gallery to see works by some of Van Gogh’s peers:


Into the Undergrowth, opens Oct 15, Cincinnati Art Museum, cincinnatiartmuseum.org

 

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