Van Goghโ€™s painting โ€œSpring Gardenโ€ was found missing from a shuttered Dutch museum

Painting โ€œLentetuinโ€ or โ€œSpring Gardenโ€ by Vincent van Gogh is seen in this handout picture released by the Singer Laren Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands on March 30, 2020.

โ€œSpring Gardenโ€, a painting by a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art โ€“ Vincent Willem van Gogh. It has beenย stolen from the Singer Langer Museum in the Netherlands, during it was on loan from Groninger Museum,ย was taken by a team with organized and planned who broke into the museum at around 3:15am on Sunday 29 March, apart from the above painting the museum has NO other losses.ย 

Singer Laren is a museum and concert hall located in the center of Laren, Netherlands. The museum is devoted to presenting and preserving the collection of the American artist William Henry Singer (1868โ€“1943) and his wife Anna.

What is the painting of?

The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen , alternatively named The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring or Spring Garden is an early oil painting by the 19th-century Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh, made in 1884 while he was living with his parents in Nuenen. Van Gogh made several drawings and oil paintings of the surrounding gardens and the garden faรงade of the parsonage. The painting is unusually wide, the dimension is 15 ร— 28 in. (39 ร— 72 cm.), exceeding double square. It has been held by the Groninger Museum, in Groningen since 1962.

In Nuenen, Van Gogh documented changes in the season in his garden paintings, which were surrounded by tall stone walls, including a duck pond with a dock, paths and hedges, flowers and vegetable garden and orchard.

Before a series of winter paintings, the painting was probably made in May 1884. It depicts a garden with dark clothes in the foreground and the ruins of an ancient church in the distance. It is also depicted in works such as Nuenenโ€™s Old Church Tower at Nuenen. The green and red touches in the painting indicate that winter has passed and spring has begun.

Source:

  1. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52097246

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