From 5 June until 5 October, the Van Gogh Museum displays a sensational collection of works by Dutch photographer Emmy Andriesse.
5 June until 5 October 2014
Marking the centenary of the birth of Emmy Andriesse (1914-1953), the museum presents a fascinating selection of works by the pioneering Dutch photographer drawn from its own collection. Andriesse was an influential figure in the world of photography in the first half of the twentieth century.
The World of Van Gogh
Shortly before her death, Andriesse completed the series of photographs entitled The World of Van Gogh. More than sixty years after Van Gogh’s time in Provence and Auvers-sur-Oise, Andriesse followed in his footsteps to photograph the same subjects that earlier inspired the artist.
The first part of the exhibition is dedicated to the images Andriesse captured in the spirit of Van Gogh, helping to illustrate how Van Gogh continues to inspire other artists long after his death.
The focus of the exhibition then shifts to works from Andriesse’s earlier oeuvre, which saw her concentrate on social documentary. She shared Van Gogh’s desire to capture ordinary people with perfect honesty and respect. Combining her love of photographing people on the street with her engaging style, Andriesse never failed to give anonymous passers-by a highly individual face.