Van Gogh to Kandinsky

Van Gogh to Kandinsky

Symbolist Landscape in Europe 1880-1910

  1. Richard Thomson
  2. Rodolphe Rapetti
  • ISBN 9780500238912
  • 26.50 x 24.50 cm
  • Hardback
  • 208pp
  • 138 Illustrations, 138 in colour
  • First published 2012

This catalogue accompanied the first exhibition* dedicated to landscapes by the Symbolists, the innovative movement whose artists took imaginative and emotional approaches to painting and embraced themes such as music, nationalism, science and modernity.

Van Gogh to Kandinsky

The book focuses on major artists of the avant-garde such as Gauguin, Van Gogh, Munch, Mondrian and Kandinsky, and also showcases other inventive artists from throughout Europe such as Hammershøi, Hodler, Khnopff and Gallen-Kallela, who are set alongside the visionary British artistry of Crane, Leighton, Watts and Millais.

The works illustrated provide a range of poetic and suggestive interpretations of nature from the period 1880–1910, with essays by acknowledged experts in the field providing a new chapter in the history of landscape painting.

* The exhibition was displayed at Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the National Galleries of Scotland in 2012

Richard Thomson has been Watson Gordon Professor of Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh since 1996.
Rodolphe Rapetti is General Curator of Heritage and Associate Researcher at the Institut national de l’histoire de l’art in Paris.
Frances Fowle holds a joint post as Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh and Senior Curator at the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh.
Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff is the Curator of Exhibitions at the Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery in Helsinki.
Nienke Bakker is Curator of Exhibitions at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.