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Unformatted text preview: Vincent's first trip out of his homeland proved both difficult and exciting, and it afforded him the opportunity to be exposed to a wealth of English and international art. His interest in art history and literature (particularly Shakespeare) grew, and his informal education led to the formation of rudimentary opinions about the role and value of art. His reverence for the old Dutch masters (especially Rembrandt and Rubens) grew, while he simultaneously became attracted to the more contemporary landscape painting of the English artists John Constable, and William Turner, the important Realists Corot and Millet, and the work of Emile Wauters; he read Keats, Dickens, and Longfellow and relished the ecstatic romanticism of philosophical historian Jules Michelet. In general, he was not a great fan of English painting, but he was able to find much art, both old and...
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- Fall '11
- Pilgrim's Progress, artists John Constable, important Realists Corot, old Dutch masters, contemporary landscape painting, historian Jules Michelet.