Saturday, January 30

Van Gogh's Bedrooms

Bedroom in Arles, 1889
"Vincent van Gogh’s bedroom in Arles is arguably the most famous chambre in the history of art. It also held special significance for the artist, who created three distinct paintings of this intimate space from 1888 to 1889. This exhibition—presented only at the Art Institute of Chicago—brings together all three versions of The Bedroom for the first time in North America, offering a pioneering and in-depth study of their making and meaning to Van Gogh in his relentless quest for home. Van Gogh painted his first Bedroom just after moving into his beloved 'Yellow House' in Arles, France, in 1888. He was so enamored with the work, now in the collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, that after water damage threatened its stability, he became determined to preserve the composition by painting a second version while at an asylum in Saint-Rémy in 1889. ..."
The Art Institute of Chicago
Musee d'Orsay
W - Bedroom in Arles
Van Gogh Museum (Video)
YouTube: Research in progress: Discoloration of Van Gogh's 'Bedroom', Vincent van Gogh, The Bedroom, 1889 

2010 March: Van Gogh Museum, 2010 May: Why preserve Van Gogh's palette?, 2012 April: Van Gogh Up Close, 2015 May: Van Gogh and Nature.