Landscape, Figure and Natural Beauty
Vincent van Gogh is best known for the fabulous landscapes but he said in a letter to Theo in 1882, "Much as I love landscape, I love figures even more.” That is interesting because I also began besotted by landscape and nature and thought it was down to a past life embroiled in wildlife conservation that always kept at bay the human figure. Eventually though they came to merge in the Figurescapes. And by and by Figurework became more central. It’s an example of the evolution necessary to progress.
I can see now more clearly how Cezanne ended up painting his strange huge Bathers.
Today, in a curious coming together of disparate things