Monday, May 15
Beyond the Stars. The Mystical Landscape from Monet to Kandinsky
Vincent van Gogh, The Sower
"Seeking an order beyond physical appearances, going beyond physical realities to come closer to the mysteries of existence, experimenting with the suppression of the self in an indissoluble union with the cosmos… It was the mystical experience above all else that inspired the Symbolist artists of the late 19th century who, reacting against the cult of science and naturalism, chose to evoke emotion and mystery. The landscape, therefore, seemed to these artists to offer the best setting for their quest, the perfect place for contemplation and the expression of inner feelings. ..."
Musée d'Orsay (Video)
Musée d'Orsay - Introduction