Van Gogh, dreams of Japan

Van Gogh, dreams of Japan

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A few metres away from the Tuileries garden and the Place de Vendôme, in the elegant Place de la Madeleine is the Art Gallery of Paris. This five-year-old exhibition space has won the hearts of art lovers with the originality of their exhibitions as well as their quality.

In this case, this small intimate museum hosts an exceptional double exhibition of Van Gogh and Hiroshige. Despite the belief that the master of the Japanese art is Hokusai, the Japanese consider that their most importatn artist and their own Leonardo Da Vinci is Utagawa Hiroshige.

We all know about Van Gogh’s passion for the Japanese art. Moreover, this exhibition allows us to discover how much the Dutch artist was inspired by Hiroshige. Marc Restellini, director of the art Gallery, has been working with specialists in these two big painters. The result: a surprising exhibition reflected in 200 engravings of Hiroshige and 31 landscape pictures of Van Gogh.

A few decades after the last Van Gogh exhibition in the city of lights, we can now appreciate first-hand the confrontations between these two artists and penetrate, as Van Gogh did at the time, in the exceptional universe of the Japanese artist.

This exhibition, where Hiroshige is presented as the second part of the Dutch artist, we can compare and contrast them very accurately and admire the composition and the details of Hiroshige within the tormented style of Van Gogh. No doubt, from DHC, we consider that it is a mixture worth seeing.