Like Van Gogh, Jean-Luc Mylayne has a powerful affinity for nature and is highly devoted to his art. To create his works, he can study a bird in the wild for months on end, carefully winning its trust. Only when they decide together, as it were, that the bird is correctly framed and the light is perfect does Mylayne take a single picture.
Three of Mylayne’s works feature in this presentation, two of which have not previously been exhibited. His life-sized photographic works are unique: the artist only prints them once.
The works are on display close to paintings by Van Gogh, which Mylayne himself was invited to select for the presentation. In some cases, Van Gogh’s influence can be detected literally: the branch running across Mylayne’s N. 332, April–May 2005, for instance, immediately evokes the one in Van Gogh’s The Sower (1888).
The presentation of these three works occurs in parallel with the retrospective of Jean-Luc Mylayne’s work, The Autumn of Paradise, currently being held at Huis Marseille.
Van Gogh Inspires
Mylayne’s works are being shown on the third floor of the Van Gogh Museum in the final gallery of the permanent collection. The presentation, which runs until 14 February 2021, is the latest instalment in the Van Gogh Inspires series. Featuring work by modern and contemporary artists, the initiative enables the museum to highlight the way numerous generations of artists have been inspired by Van Gogh’s work.