From the Google cache. Picture by Alan Grinberg.
Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries
Date: 11/6/05 at 6:15PM
Yesterday, to Amsterdam.
Cormorants sitting and flying from the train.
On the Dam square of Amsterdam, there is a street soccer championship.
At the moment, two teams of girls about thirteen years of age play against each other.
However, I see mainly backs of taller spectators.
Also both teams play in blue shirts which is confusing.
So, I go on to the Van Gogh museum.
Vincent van Gogh’s legacy is 900 paintings. Of these, 206 are in the Van Gogh museum.
Also, 1100 drawings. Of these, 500 are in the Van Gogh museum.
And 800 letters, mainly to his brother Theo. Of these, 770 are in the Van Gogh museum.
There is a exhibition there of works by Vincent van Gogh and artists shortly before or after him; from the private Noro foundation collection.
Interesting in this exhibition is the discovery of maybe Van Gogh’s earliest self-portrait.
Other paintings in the exhibition are by Camille Pissarro; Johan Barthold Jongkind; Claude Monet; Alfred Sisley; Maximilien Luce; Paul Signac; Pierre-Auguste Renoir; Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec; Emile Bernard; Henri-Edmond Cross; Albert Marquet; the Austrian Carl Moll; and Dutch Jan Sluijters and Kees van Dongen.
Finally, one work by Pablo Picasso: from his first successful exhibition in Paris in 1901: Still life with flowers.
Opposition to modern art in the USA today: here.