Van Gogh and the Avant-Garde: Along the Seine

Van Gogh and the Avant-Garde: Along the Seine

Van Gogh and the Avant-Garde: Along the Seine

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During the 1880s, five ambitious artists, Vincent van Gogh, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Emile Bernard, and Charles Angrand, ventured to the suburbs northwest of Paris to paint along the river Seine.
'Van Gogh and the Avant-Garde: Along the Seine' is the first publication to investigate these artists’ motivations for leaving the city to paint the suburbs and the profound influence that Asnières, Clichy, and the surrounding areas had upon their revolutionary approaches to color and brushstroke. By examining how their paintings captured the tensions of the suburban environment and the experimentation of their painting practice, this groundbreaking volume reveals the undeniable impact that these Parisian suburbs exerted in the late nineteenth century.

‘And when I painted landscape in Asnières this summer I saw more color in it than before.’
Vincent van Gogh to his sister Willemien van Gogh, October 1887

Edited by Bregje Gerritse and Jacquelyn N. Coutré
With contributions by Jena K. Carvana, Charlotte Hellman, Joost van der Hoeven, François Lespinasse, Teio Meedendorp and Richard Thomson


Paperback: 208 pages

Article number:
26 cm
20.5 cm
2 cm
680 gram
978 90 6868 869 6 (EN)