Vincent van gogh daubignys garden
Daubignys Garden by Bruno De RooverThis graphic novel recounts snippets from the life of Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), a French painter considered to be the precursor of Impressionism. Unfortunately, I didnt like the art style at all - both the art and the dialogue seemed too childish and not very refined. The stories themselves were okay, some rather funny while others rather boring. Overall it was an alright graphic novel which might appeal to Daubignys fans, but may pass as indifferent to those who are unfamiliar with the painter.
Work Made here
Van Gogh started with a small study of a section of the garden. Then he worked on two double-square paintings of the full walled garden. The paintings were made in Auvers between May and July , during the last few months of his life. Daubigny was born in Paris in and moved to Auvers-sur-Oise in When Van Gogh came to Auvers in Daubigny's widow still occupied their house. He painted Daubigny's garden three times: twice with the entire enclosed garden on double-square canvas and an earlier study of a portion of the garden. The pastoral Auvers-sur-Oise region of hills, fields, gardens and cottages attracted artists to it and the surrounding area.
He frequently painted river scenes and was known to frequently work at the mouth of the Seine in a village called Villerville-sur-Mer. Daubigny spent his final years in Auvers-sur-Oise and died there nearly twenty years before Van Gogh moved to Auvers. In letters to his brother, Theo, Van Gogh mentioned Daubigny and his paintings numerous times. He had a Daubigny print, The Dawn Cock crossing , hanging on the wall of his little rented room in Montmartre. In a letter to Theo from January, , Van Gogh wrote that one of the painters that he particularly liked was Daubigny. It must be good to die in the knowledge that one has done some truthful work and to know that, as a result, one will live on in the memory of at least a few and leave a good example for those who come after.
Images of this location
GOGH, Vincent van b. Catalogue numbers: F , JH Auvers had also been the home of a French painter of the generation before the Impressionists, Charles Daubigny. He painted Daubigny's house and garden twice on a horizontal canvas; one of these versions was going to be sent to his brother Theo in Paris as one of a trio which would convey to that harassed city dweller the calm and restorative forces of the countryside. This unusual square canvas was possibly a study for those later versions.