An unpublished painting of van Gogh was discovered in Scotland

An unpublished painting of van Gogh was discovered in Scotland

On the back of the work, under a layer of glue and cardboard head of a farmer (1885) just discovered by Vincent van Gogh A self portrait of a Dutch artist. a Pleasant and unexpected discovery Scottish Museum for Experts National Gallery of Scotland (NGS) and in collaboration with Van Gogh Museum He made sure that the analysis done was true and that the work is actually The fruit of Van Gogh’s hand.

From the studies and investigations conducted so far, the painting must have been created in 1887, a period during which Van Gogh lived in Paris. the painting which is now recognized as 36th Self-Portrait by dutch painter It was part of a series of paintings painted by the artist in the city of Nuenen, Netherlands. The series of works done by the painter as a study to complete a painting which is very famous today is potato eaters,

A drawing depicting the same artist was almost accidentally found, as NGS scholars were examining the work under X-rays in the wake of the Royal Scottish Academy’s summer exhibition on French Impressionism; In doing so, another unknown image was observed, precisely a portrait of the artist. Title of above exhibition a taste for impressionism Now an unexpected new element will also appear, the X-ray photo that provides the image of the newly discovered self-portrait. A Taste for Impressionism: From Millet to Matisse to Modern French Art Scheduled from 30 July to 13 November and during the exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh It will be possible to observe the X-ray photo But the self-portrait is not yet there, as it takes time and a lot of attention to display it to the public.

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new outline, hidden for over a hundred years behind the canvas white hat farmer’s head and Donated in 1960 by Edinburgh lawyer, Alexander Maitland, it is the first discovery of its kind by a British institution and is important for deepening and understanding an essential period in van Gogh’s artistic development. What is so thrillingly expert and enthusiastic is when the Dutch painter first encountered the work of the French Impressionists after moving to Paris in 1886. At that time Vincent van Gogh was supported by his brother Theo and met avant-garde artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and mile Bernard.

[di Francesca Naima]


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