The exhibition presents an ensemble of eight paintings that are representative of the artist’s dazzling stylistic progression over the course of his brief career. The loans come from two institutions. Seven originate from the eponymous collection of the Swiss industrialist, whereby six of these seven are today part of the Foundation E. G. Bührle Collection, Zürich. The eighth canvas, on display at the Foundation for a year, is on loan from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Vincent van Gogh’s expressivity and his vision for the “modern portrait” have inspired many artists, including Alice Neel (1900–1984), one of the most important American figurative painters of the 20th century.
curators: Bice Curiger and Lukas Gloor
Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles
35ter Rue du Docteur-Fanton
13200 Arles | France