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A breath-taking masterpiece Cincinnati Art Museum’s Undergrowth with Two Figures, is one of the twelve ambitious panoramic landscapes Vincent van Gogh created during the last, highly productive, weeks of his life in the summer of 1890, whilst staying at Auvers, just north of Paris.
First seen in the USA at the 1913 Armory Show, the painting was donated to the Cincinnati Art Museum in 1967. It has recently been restored and now provides the focus and the springboard for this book. Nine works by Van Gogh and a further fourteen by his contemporaries, including Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, and Paul Cézanne, reveal how all of these artists attempted to capture the subtle and transient effects of light on foliage and the feeling of walking under the forest canopy, the “sous-bois”.
It accompanies the exhibition Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth at Cincinnati Art Museum, October 15, 2016–January 8, 2017.
86 color illustrations
Publication date: October 2016
Publisher: D Giles Limited, London, in association with the Cincinnati Art Museum