Eykyn Maclean, one of London’s prestigious private art galleries is hosting a new and exciting exhibition entitled: ‘Van Gogh in Paris’, exploring the artist’s life throughout the period in which he lived and worked in the city, 1886-1888. Appropriately, the ‘Van Gogh in Paris’ exhibition will be held amongst the works of his contemporaries, including key pieces by French masters: Monet, Pissarro and Gaugin, many of which are privately owned and rarely displayed in public.
It is noted that Van Gogh’s distinct style was formed from the influence of these major contributors to the impressionist and post-impressionist eras. Van Gogh’s transition from living in the Netherlands to France is clearly demonstrated through his paintings, from his sombre Dutch style works, to the more colourful pieces like Sunflowers, for which he is renowned.
Highlights of the exhibition include a self-portrait of the painter which co-owner Maclean states is: ‘Essentially the first proper self-portrait he produced.’ Deemed ‘A small but perfectly formed exhibition’ by The Independent, the event is not to be missed by art and history enthusiasts alike. After soaking up the culture at Eykyn Maclean, why not drop into DUKES London to relax and enjoy our delicious afternoon tea.