Visiting Van Gogh: Still Life, Basket of Apples
Carnegie Museum of Art
Mar. 14, 2023 - Jul. 6, 2015
In the spring of 1886 Vincent van Gogh visited Paris for an extended stay, leaving the city in early 1888. The rest is art history.
When Van Gogh encountered the Parisian art world and was exposed to the work of the Impressionists and Neo-Impressionists, something changed. Inspired by their bold experiments with color and brushwork, Van Gogh began to paint with a new vibrancy and freshness. Experience this story in four paintings with Visiting Van Gogh, which centers on Still Life, Basket of Apples (1887), visiting from the Saint Louis Art Museum.
Providing a rare opportunity to experience four masterpieces up-close and in-depth, the exhibition also features Van Gogh’s Le Moulin de la Galette (1886–1887), painted during his time in Paris, and Wheat Fields after the Rain (1890), one of his last works, showing the evolution in the artist’s use of color and brushwork. Rounding out the installation is Paul Signac’s Place des Lices, St. Tropez, a stunning example of the Neo-Impressionist color and brushwork that so fascinated Van Gogh. On view for a limited time, Visiting Van Gogh offers a chance to linger and examine closely a turning point in this towering figure’s career.