Spent a fun day with Elmine today, visiting the Van Gogh museum for the very beautiful exhibition “Hockney and Van Gogh, the joy of nature“. The last time we saw a large exhibit of Hockney’s work was in 2011 in the Louisiana museum, of his iPad drawings. This time his work on landscapes was juxtaposed with van Gogh.

Especially the enormous works were great to see. So big you feel you can step in to that world of splendid colors. The juxtaposition of Kreupelhout 1889 and Under the Trees, Bigger 2010-11 especially was great to see.

Kreupelhout on the right, Under the Trees on the left

And then there was the amazing The Arrival of Spring in Waldgate in 2011. Too big to grasp here (365 by 975 cm).

Below another series of massive panels, made across the seasons on the same spot. All painted in situ!

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