Vincent van Gogh, Tarascon Stagecoach, 1888, (La diligence de Tarascon), oil on canvas
The Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, on long-term loan to the Princeton University Art Museum
The van Gogh hanging in the Vancouver Art Gallery shows an ordinary stagecoach set along an otherwise barren street. It’s a commonplace scene (or at least it was in 1888 when it was painted). But in the swirling lines of the paintbrush and in the vivid contrast between ochre walls, blue sky and red coach, there’s the unmistakeable signature of a genius.
Van Gogh, Cezanne, Degas, Manet and other European masters are currently on display as part of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Cezanne and the Modern exhibition, which opened Feb. 14. It’s a rare treat to see one or two European “masterpieces” hanging on the walls of the gallery; to see so many in one exhibition is an opportunity not to be missed.
The paintings are drawn from the legendary Pearlman Collection, normally housed in the Princeton University Art Museum. Continue reading:
Van Gogh, Cezanne and Other European Masterpieces Come to the Vancouver Art Gallery