"In 1890 Van Gogh wrote to his sister that he ‘would like to do portraits which would look like apparitions to people a century later’ (Van Gogh Letter 879). The artist has an uncanny presence in the house at 87 Hackford Road, felt especially when treading its boards and wondering if they made exactly the same sound when he walked across them over a century before. His presence is so beautifully captured in the house after its renovation, and new existence in his memory." - Isabelle Young
'Apparitions, a century later' is one of a series of images by photographer Isabelle Young capturing Van Gogh House in June 2020, just as Britain began to emerge from lockdown.
About the Artist:
Perspective and narrative positioned within the confinement of architecture are central to Isabelle Young’s work. Windows do not lead straight onto life but divide space to create a continuous sense of ambiguity. Young’s own autobiography as a third-generation Italian, born in London, also shapes her particular way of seeing and is therefore the framework to her practice. All her work is shot on film and she is continually drawn to analogue photography due to its privacy.
26 x 17.2 cm (not including frame or mount)
Signed edition of 7 (Plus 2 APs)
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