Meet one of the most prominent French artists of the 19th century – Charles François Daubigny. Not only did he give the world many beautiful paintings but also was a source of inspiration for many great Impressionist, including Vincent Van Gogh. Visit Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum until January 29, 2017 to catch a unique ‘Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh’ exhibition.
Charles François Daubigny (1817-1878) was a French landscape artist known for his innovative and personal approach to landscape art. Some claim the painter completely redefined this genre with his loose and sketch-like technique.
Daubigny didn’t only depict nature – he drew inspiration from it. The artist’s studio was on a boat in the middle of the river, and that is where he was working on most of his paintings.
Just like many other Impressionists of that time, including Monet, Pissarro and Sisley, Van Gogh thought very highly of Daubigny. He even said that Daubigny was a forerunner of ‘the great revolution in art’.
The influence one painter had on another is impossible to describe in words. A much better idea is to visit the exhibition.
That is where you can explore both Daubigny’s and Van Gogh’s development, as well as find the interactions between their paintings and the works of other Impressionists.
In addition to Daubigny’s artworks presented in the museum, there is also a multimedia version of his studio boat, which gives visitors a chance to walk in the artist’s shoes for a while.
The exhibition is on display until January 29, 2017 and is available with a regular museum ticket. Book it online through this link and skip the line at the entrance.
Also, the museum throws special parties every Friday evening. Check here for the tickets.