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The Joy of Nature at MFA Houston

Date:
March 21, 2021
-
June 20, 2021
Start time:
6:00 pm
End time:
6:00 pm
Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Address:
1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005, United States Houston
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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents the exhibition ‘Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature’, opening February 21, 2021

David Hockney (1937) may live more than a century later than Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), however their vision of landscape is often similar. Two visionary artists, separated in time and space, are united by a shared fascination with nature. The exhibition shows 57 selected landscape paintings and drawings Van Gogh and Hockney, illustrating  how Van Gogh’s perspective on nature influenced and inspired Hockney. Inaugurated in 2019 by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Hockney-Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature will be on view in Houston—the only U.S. venue—from Sunday, February 21, through Sunday, June 20, 2021.

This exhibition examines the common ground between British artist Hockney (born 1937) and Dutch artist Van Gogh (1853–1890). Both expressed their profound love of nature through brilliant color and the capacity to see the world with fresh eyes. The Joy of Nature reveals Van Gogh’s unmistakable influence on Hockney in a selection of carefully selected landscape paintings and drawings.

This exhibition is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York.

For more information, click here: https://www.dutchcultureusa.com/event/hockney-van-gogh-the-joy-of-nature/

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