Daily Archives: September 9, 2016

South of France – Van Gogh Museum


Vincent van Gogh wanted to set up a ‘Studio of the South’ in Arles for a group of artists whose work Theo could sell in Paris. Paul Gauguin was the first – and, as it would turn out, the last – artist to move in with him in the yellow house.

Source: South of France – Van Gogh Museum

Vincent van Gogh in Arles: Landscapes (In Chronological Order)


https://www.facebook.com/MiaFeigelson – Van Gogh – Mia Feigelson Gallery

Vincent van Gogh in Arles: Landscapes (In Chronological Order)

Late February 1888 – Early May 1889
“Vincent was delighted with the bright light and colours in Arles, and set to work enthusiastically, painting orchards in blossom and workers gathering the harvest. He also made a trip to the coast, where he painted the boats. His style became looser and more expressive. Vincent corresponded with Theo about his plan to set up a ‘Studio of the South’ in Arles for a group of artists whose work Theo could sell in Paris.

‘You know I’ve always thought it ridiculous for painters to live alone &c. You always lose when you’re isolated.’
With this ‘artists’ colony’ in mind, Vincent rented four rooms in the ‘Yellow House’ on Place Lamartine. Paul Gauguin was the first – and, as it would turn out, the last – artist to move in with him. Gauguin arrived in late October 1888, but only after considerable cajoling. Theo had to stump up his travel expenses, for instance, but he was glad to do so for Vincent’s sake:

‘So Gauguin’s coming; that will make a big change in your life. I hope that your efforts will succeed in making your house a place where artists will feel at home’. ” – See more at http://bit.ly/2bMDCEl Van Gogh Museum

“…Every garden should have one.  We should sacrifice any space we have for an oak.”


TCLF has been following the work of  Saxon Holt Photography for years. His ability to showcase the plant in the landscape is exceptional. And this year he agreed to shoot The Sea Ranch in northern California for our upcoming Exhibition at the @NationalBuildingMuseum: The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin. 

Saxon is particularly inspired by the native plants in his region. You can view gallery upon gallery by visiting his website (http://photobotanic.photoshelter.com/gallery-list). Here he features the California Oak in every season. In his own words: 

“Oaks (Quercus species) are native across the entire Northern Hemisphere but in California they are icons of the most habitable landscapes, especially here in the rolling Coastal hills where the photos were taken near my home in Northern California. They grow all across the state and entire habitats are described by their presence: from Coastal Oak Woodland, Valley Oak Woodland, to Montane Hardwood Forest the oaks are noble, tough, quietly superior to every other plant in the many varied woodland plant communities where they are found. They are perfectly adapted to our summer-dry climate and given some space can be adapted to every garden type.

Every garden should have one.  We should sacrifice any space we have for an oak.”
#NativePlants #LandArch #California #CaliforniaOaks #LandscapePhotography #GardenDesign #TCLF