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Van Gogh’s garden passion

— May 2011

Article read level: Art lover

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Vincent van Gogh, Vegetable Gardens in Montmartre, Paris, April-June 1887.

Vincent’s Gardens: Paintings and Drawings by Van Gogh

Ralph Skea

Vincent’s Gardens is a delightful introduction to Vincent van Gogh, unwrapped through paintings of the artist’s favourite theme, nature. In a letter to his brother Theo, dated July 1882, Vincent wrote, ‘It isn’t the language of painters one ought to listen to but the language of nature’. Gardeners would agree with him.

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Media credit: Courtesy Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. From Vincent’s Gardens: Paintings and Drawings by Van Gogh by Ralph Skea

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