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Hockney/Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature: The Joy of Nature

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Hockney — Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature presents unique insights into the influences of two world-renowned artists. Nature has been a substantial theme for both David Hockney and Vincent van Gogh, one that draws their work together—Hockney’s Yorkshire landscapes are especially reminiscent of Vincent van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Crows and The Harvest—and now, for the first time ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 7th 2019 by Thames Hudson
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Ilse
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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’I saw his drawings and was amazed by his graphic touch. Everything is put in there, every bit of grass, every different texture. And through his colour he created space’.
(David Hockney on Vincent Van Gogh)

According to Vincent van Gogh, the Japanese artist was ‘a man, undoubtedly wise and a philosopher and intelligent . . . he studies a single blade of grass. But this blade of grass leads him to draw all the plants – then the seasons, the broad features of landscapes, finally animals, and then t
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Greta G
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Van Gogh

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Hockney

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Sigrun Hodne
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Discovering new aspects of Van Gogh via David Hockney.

Pairing artists can be difficult, sometimes futil - as when one tries to export fame from one to another. This is not such a case - actually this time it works really well.
Stephanie
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art-books, bookclub
The book takes you through some great visual comparisons in multiple mediums for both artists. From oil paintings and ipad drawings, to some knock it out of the park watercolor botanicals. The reproductions are beautiful and well placed. This book was made for an exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum, so keep in mind that the images you see in the book are intended to be an echo of what you would see in person. The book also mentions that a film was made, which I haven’t seen. Regardless of that, th ...more
Reed
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Picked this book up on a lark and was quite enjoyed it. I had learned about the swimming pools of David Hockney in college art history class. I had also studied Van Gogh in a class on Impressionism. However, I had never been made aware of the connection between their landscapes.

I appreciated this book not only for the pictures, but for the interview with Hockney. He describes his fascination with perspective, stating how reading the Stalin-murdered Russian theologian Pavel Florensky's essay on
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