As I walked down St George Street, sandwiched between Hanover Square and Conduit Street, just when I thought it couldn’t get better (read my previous post) than Houghton Revisited, I had the pleasure and privilege of attending a jewel of an exhibition.
Rarely does one have the chance to view the work of Van Gogh in an intimate setting, let alone many of the artists he came across while living and working in Paris from 1886 to 1888. Van Gogh’s two years in Paris literally shed light on his dark and sombre Dutch period and transitioned his work towards the bright colours he is best known for today. At the centre of the exhibition are Van Gogh’s paintings, many of them from private collections and rarely shown publicly. The exhibition includes artists that Van Gogh would have actually seen during his time in Paris including Monet, Pissarro, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Gauguin. The influence these artists had on Van Gogh is clearly evident when you view his work juxtaposed against theirs.
Van Gogh in Paris can be seen in a small exhibition space at Eykyn Maclean, an arts management company in the heart of W1. Much of the work represented comes from private collections and museums.
The three rooms have been carefully curated and are well worth a visit.
Make sure to book on line or call to reserve a place.
Van Gogh in Paris
30 St. George Street, London W1S 2FH
Telephone: +44 20 7499 6244
Dates: 26 September – 29 November 2013
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Reservations are required for entrance. Tickets are free and can be reserved below or via