Art & Design

Van Gogh & Japan: The Provence year by Martin Bailey

30 January 2019


Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street London W1G 7LP

For Van Gogh, Japan held great appeal, particularly its woodblock prints. In 1888 he left Paris and headed south, to the city of Arles in Provence. In its clear light, he developed as a landscape artist under the inspiration of Japanese artists. On his arrival, he wrote that “I feel I’m in Japan”.

Join Van Gogh specialist, Martin Bailey, author of Starry Night: Van Gogh in the Asylum and co-curator of Tate’s forthcoming Van Gogh exhibition (27 March-11 August 2019), will talk about his discoveries about the artist’s period in Provence—with a particular emphasis on his love for Japanese prints.

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The event is organised in collaboration with The Courtauld Institute of Art and Japan Foundation.