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‘Hockney-Van Gogh: A Alegria da Natureza’

Estão separados no espaço e no tempo mas comungam do mesmo fascínio pela natureza. Cerca de 50 obras criteriosamente escolhidas de David Hockney [n. 1937] e Vincent van Gogh [1853–1890] a partir de hoje e até ao último dia da Primavera na Exposição Hockney-Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature no The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

“Woldgate Vista, 27 July 2005” – © David Hockney – Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt

Vincent van Gogh – “Field with Irises near Arles”, 1888
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

“Under the Trees, Bigger” 2010-2011 – © David Hockney – Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt

Vincent van Gogh – “Tree Trunks in the Grass” – late April 1890
Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, the Netherlands

‘Pietà’, by van Gogh

Van Gogh [30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890] based his ‘Pietà’ on a lithograph of a painting by Eugène Delacroix.
In fact, it is more a variation on the original work than a copy. From Delacroix, Van Gogh took the theme of the Virgin Mary mourning the dead Christ, as well as the composition. He added his own colour and personal signature.

The painting resulted from an accident. Van Gogh wrote, ‘that lithograph of Delacroix, the Pietà, with other sheets had fallen into some oil and paint and got spoiled. I was sad about it – then in the meantime I occupied myself painting it, and you’ll see it one day.’ The lithograph has survived, complete with stain. Via Van Gogh Museum.

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