Eykyn Maclean presents Van Gogh in Paris, a landmark exhibition exploring the years 1886 to 1888 when the artist was living and working in Paris. With a career that spanned no more than ten years in total before his premature death in 1890, Van Gogh’s two years in Paris were critical in his transition away from the dark, sombre works of his Dutch period toward the bright colours and expressive handling for which he is best known today. At the centre of the exhibition are Van Gogh's paintings, many of them from private collections and rarely shown publicly. Surrounding these is a carefully researched selection of works that Van Gogh would have actually seen during his time in Paris by the artists with whom he associated during these years – including Monet, Pissarro, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Gauguin. Seeing the work of his contemporaries and absorbing the radical new techniques they were developing enabled Van Gogh to create his own unique style.
Nicholas Maclean explains, “This exhibition explores Van Gogh at his most pivotal moment. The works in the show, each a masterpiece in its own right, together display the range of subject matter and techniques with which Van Gogh experimented during these years. In focusing on these two critical years and placing Van Gogh’s work in the context of contemporaneous work by his fellow artists, our exhibition shows his extraordinary achievements in a fresh and illuminative light."
About Eykyn Maclean
Eykyn Maclean (pronounced EE-kin MA-klain) is a private art gallery with locations in New York and London, specialising in museum-calibre work by key Impressionist, Modern, Post War and Contemporary artists. Christopher Eykyn and Nicholas Maclean established Eykyn Maclean in 2006, launching their exhibition programme in 2010 with the critically acclaimed show In Giacometti’s Studio – an Intimate Portrait, which was then followed by Matisse and the Model (2011). Most recently the New York gallery has presented exhibitions including Andy Warhol Flowers in November 2012, followed by Chuck Close Photo Maquettes (2013). Eykyn Maclean opened their London gallery in Mayfair in February 2012 with Cy Twombly: Works from the Sonnabend Collection, which was subsequently followed by Interviews with Artists in June 2012.
Exhibition: Van Gogh in Paris
Location: Eykyn Maclean, 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
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