From March 12th until July 29th, two artworks by Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh are included in “Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence” at The Met Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. The exhibition explores horticultural developments that reshaped the landscape of France and grounded innovative movements — artistic and green — in an era that gave rise to Naturalism, Impressionism, and Art Nouveau.
“Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence”
Drawn from seven curatorial departments at The Met and supplemented by a selection of private collection loans, “Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence” features some 150 works by more than 70 artists, spanning the late 18th through early 20th century. The exhibition features artists extending from Camille Corot to Vincent van Gogh to Henri Matisse, many of whom were gardeners themselves. Anchored by Impressionist scenes of outdoor leisure, the presentation offers a fresh, multisided perspective on best-known and hidden treasures housed in a Museum that took root in a park: namely, New York’s Central Park.
Artworks by Van Gogh
“Sunflowers” (1887) by Vincent van Gogh
Oil on canvas
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1949 (49.41)