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