For the first time in more than a decade, the Metropolitan Museum’s seventeen van Gogh paintings are all on view at once. Peter Schjeldahl reflects on his visit:
“I wasn’t alone with them. You seldom are with van Goghs. Dozens of people were looking, while, in a neighboring room, one or two or no viewers at a time paused among twenty-two paintings by Cezanne.”
Above: “Wheat Field with Cypresses” (1889). Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Oh! So glad I got to see them on rare display! Had no idea it was anything apart from normal.