The book “Vincent Van Gogh, the fog of Arles, book found” contains 65 drawings presented by The Threshold as sketches, hitherto unpublished, that would be ” copycat “, according to the Van Gogh Museum.
Original or imitations ? The designs contained in a book, ” found “ by the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, presented by the editor who must publish Thursday, November 17, as sketches, hitherto unpublished, are only ” imitation “, said on Tuesday the Van Gogh Museum of Amsterdam.
According to the museum, their experts have advanced their conclusion, ” on the basis of years of research on the drawings of Van Gogh in the collection of the museum, and other places “. the ” The experts have examined the style, technique and iconography, and, among their conclusions, [arrived at]: these images contain errors topographic distinct and their author is based on drawings discolored Van Gogh “, said the museum, where is located the largest collection of works by the famous Dutch painter. the ” An index is that the drawings in the book have been implemented in an ink-brownish and this type of ink has never been found in drawings by Van Gogh made in 1888 and 1890 “, was also in charge of the museum, pointing out that the master was drawing, especially with black ink, occasionally violet.
The book contains a facsimile of the book
The book of 288 pages, entitled Vincent Van Gogh, the fog of Arles, book found and published by The Threshold, contains a facsimile of the book, with its 65 drawings reproduced full-size. The drawings were made in ink on the book of accounting of a hotel in Arles, where would have stayed a painter.
The book, which belongs to private owners, contains one drawing per page, all in ink, sometimes enhanced by a thin veil of reddish. Most of them are landscapes of the Arles region. There are also portraits (Gauguin), flowers (iris, arum), and trees (cypress trees).
These drawings, which cover the period when Van Gogh was in Provence, of his arrival in Arles in February 1888 to his retirement from the house of health of Saint-Rémy to Paris, in may 1890, have been found in the accounting records of the Café de la Gare in Arles.