The Met Dedicates An Entire Exhibition to Van Gogh's Cypress Trees

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Experience a groundbreaking exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art that brings Vincent Van Gogh‘s iconic trees to the forefront. Titled “Van Gogh’s Cypresses,” the exhibition shines a spotlight on the awe-inspiring trees that have become synonymous with the Dutch artist’s legacy. Prepare to be transported into the vibrant landscapes immortalized in Van Gogh’s iconic paintings like Wheat Field with Cypresses and The Starry Night, as they take center stage in this unprecedented showcase.

The exhibition unveils Van Gogh’s profound fascination with the towering cypress trees that dotted the South of France. Over the course of two transformative years, from his encounters with these trees in Arles to his time spent at the asylum in Saint-Rémy, Van Gogh’s imagination was ignited by their ethereal presence. Around 40 carefully selected works, including paintings, drawings, and illustrated letters, provide a comprehensive exploration of Van Gogh’s artistic journey and his relentless pursuit of capturing the essence of these captivating trees.

In a remarkable juxtaposition, Van Gogh’s celebrated masterpieces are accompanied by seldom-displayed sketches and correspondence, shedding light on the intricacies of their creation and unveiling the untold narratives that shaped their inception. By unraveling the backstory of these iconic artworks, viewers are granted a unique and intimate perspective into Van Gogh’s creative process, deepening their appreciation for his extraordinary talent and the boundless emotions encapsulated within his brushstrokes.

“Van Gogh’s Cypresses” is open at The Metropolitan Museum of Art until August 27, 2023. Plan your visit here.

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