With the title The Reception of Vincent van Gogh in Paris 1886-1914: Art Dealers, Collectors and Critics this study intends to clarify the actions of the artistic circles in Paris – artists, critics, collectors, dealers and institutions – in relation to the works of Vincent van Gogh in the context of their time, to gain a better understanding of his reception and reputation.
Contrary to earlier overviews, which treat the critical reception on its own, this study will consider the aforementioned fields contributing to Van Gogh’s reception.
The aim is to create an overview of the early French reception in the field of the art market, art criticism, art exhibitions and finally contemporary artistic production in Paris from 1886 to 1914.
Gerritse will perform her research at the University of Amsterdam, under the guidance of prof. dr. Gregor M. Langfeld, Universiteit van Amsterdam, dr. Rachel Esner, Universiteit van Amsterdam & prof. dr. J. Louis van Tilborgh, Universiteit van Amsterdam/Van Gogh Museum.
The research is planned to finalize in December 2025.
Bregje Gerritse, Researcher: