Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more breaks new art historical ground, exploring the mystical experiences of 37 artists from 14 countries.
Taking visitors on a journey through Europe, Scandinavia and North America, the exhibition features close to 90 extraordinary paintings and 20 works on paper, many of which seldom leave their home museum. Highlights include Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night over the Rhone at Arles from 1888, which prompted him to write about feeling “a tremendous need of —shall I say the word—religion...so I go outside at night to paint the stars”; Paul Gauguin's vivid Vision of the Sermon (Jacob Wrestling with the Angel) from 1888, painted during his sojourn in rural Brittany; Claude Monet's Water Lilies (Nymphéas) from 1907, which he painted after hours of Zen-like meditation beside his Japanese water garden; Edvard Munch's The Sun, created to inspire students in the wake of his well-publicized nervous breakdown between[masked]; Georgia O'Keeffe's Series I - from the Plains from 1919, which shows the terrifying power of an approaching thunderstorm in Texas; and a series of mystical lithographs by the recently rediscovered French artist Charles Marie Dulac, which illustrates St. Francis of Assisi's Canticle of Creation.
It is recommended that you buy a ticket early, $25, in person or on-line(here's the link: https://tickets.ago.net/).
There is an optional audio component to the exhibition - you may get an 'audio wand' from the front desk as you enter, or download the audio onto your mobile device through the AGO's mobile app.
If you would like to meet for drinks first at 5:45pm I have made reservations under 'Drew' at 'Sin and Redemption' - 136 McCaul Street, just steps from the AGO (go North).
We'll enter the exhibition at 7pm - meet outside the AGO main entrance doors 10 minutes beforehand. If you're going to be late you may text me -[masked]-1626.