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Musée Moderne
Antwerp, Belgium

  • November 25, 1885
  • January 2, 1886

The Musée Moderne was one of the first places Vincent went after he got to Antwerp. There, he saw works including paintings by Robert Mols and Henri de Braekeleer and landscapes by César de Cock and Henri Leys. He considered most of the paintings satisfactory but saw some he considered “horrible”. He was especially interested in the way artists represented character in portraits.

literature

Guido Persoons
Vincent van Gogh te Antwerpen in 1885-1886 : zijn opleiding in de Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten te Antwerpen als bijdrage tot de vorming van zijn kunstenaarschap
In: Periscoop, Vriendenkring van de Koninklijke Academie, 14-1 (1990) 

Mark Tralbaut
Van Gogh te Antwerpen
Antwerpen, 1958

Louis van Tilborg and Ella Hendriks
Vincent van Gogh schilderijen, deel 2: Antwerpen en Parijs
Amsterdam, 2011

Ella Hendriks and Louis van Tilborgh
New views on Van Gogh’s development in Antwerp and Paris: an integrated art historical and technical study of his paintings in the Van Gogh Museum
Universiteit van Amsterdam, dissertation, 2006

Marije Vellekoop, Sjraar van Heugten
Vincent van Gogh tekeningen, deel 3: Antwerpen en Parijs 1885 – 1888
Amsterdam, 2001

 
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