Vincent van Gogh: The Drawings - at the Met
The first major American retrospective devoted to Van Gogh's decadelong achievement as a draftsman, featuring more than 100 of his finest works in pen and ink, graphite, chalk, charcoal, and watercolor.
These graphic images, lent by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and from 50 other public and private collections, brilliantly illustrate Vincent's own dictum: "Drawing is the root of everything."
Oil on canvas; 93.4 x 74 cm (36 3/4 x 29 1/8 in.)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Rogers Fund, 1949 (49.30)
I went to see this exhibition last Thursday and I was so happy ... what a great artist ... we are so fortunate to see such a retrospective in one place! ... I went back with Angela on Friday ...
- "Van Gogh: Expressive With a Brush, or a Pen," by Carol Vogel, The New York Times, October 11, 2005
- "Scribble Scribble: How Van Gogh rendered his flickery world in the hard lines of pen and ink," by Mark Stevens, New York, October 24, 2005
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