Van Gogh and Britain

Van Gogh and Britain

Van Gogh’s art is so multi-dimensional, so broad in its influences, that there are countless different “Van Gogh and…” exhibitions just waiting to be curated. We could have exhibitions on his relationship to Japan, France and the Low Countries, or his reception in the USA after his death. Like Picasso after him, Van Gogh was [...]

A Worldly Art

A Worldly Art

Mariët Westermann’s book A Worldly Art: The Dutch Republic 1585-1718 paints a picture of a society that is in many ways similar to our own. The Dutch Republic in this period, like our own modern society, was a cosmopolitan nation with a global outlook, well-educated citizens, elected representatives and a tolerance of different religions. It [...]