Exhibition about Daubigny, Monet and van Gogh

The French painter Charles-Francois Daubigny (1817-1878) was a famous landscape-painter.

He was the first artist who worked outside and he became an inspiration and role-model for the Impressionists.

Daubigny had a light touch and loose way of painting, and for him the details were not as important as the whole of the image.

He had a boat and he used this to paint directly from the river and paint what he saw.
Later, Claude Monet would also buy himself a boat to work from.
Monet, his studio-boat
Vincent van Gogh saw them both as examples and role-models.

The Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam now has a beautiful exhibition about these three painters. I loved seeing the paintings done by Daubigny, because I did not really know his work.

Often they grouped paintings together from Daubigny, Monet and van Gogh. It shows how much attention van Gogh paid to the other painters and how much he wanted to learn, he never thought his own abilities were enough.
Field with poppies, Daubigny

Field with poppies, Claude Monet

Field with poppies, Vincent van Gogh
This exhibition has paintings from over 35 collections and can be seen in Amsterdam until the end of January 2017.


  1. The Daubigny painting is amazing! And I love Van Gogh's poppies. :)

    1. Yes, it was great to see these paintings, I did not know Daubigny, but I really loved it. And van Gogh's poppies are beautiful!

      Kind regards,

  2. Very interesting post - I have heard about Daubigny, but I'm not familiar with his work, so it's interesting to see some samples. It's also fascinating to see the same sujet painted by the three different artists - I love them all for different aspects! Thanks for sharing!

    1. His work was new for me as well, and that is so beautiful with an exhibition like this, you get to see new painters and new works.
      I loved how they grouped the paintings together and indeed, all of them are beautiful in their own way!

      Kind regards,


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