December 11, 2019

  • Instagram

 

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Van Gogh’s Bedrooms: the three versions, for the first time together in North America

14 February, 2016

Vincent van Gogh. The Bedroom, 1888. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation).

Vincent van Gogh’s painting of his bedroom in Arles is arguably the most famous chambre in the history of art. So important was this composition that Van Gogh made three distinct versions and considered it his finest painting.

Now, for the first time in North America, all three versions of the painting will be together in an exhibition titled Van Gogh’s Bedrooms at the Art Institute of Chicago. Opening tomorrow, February 14, 2016 , the exhibition is the first ever dedicated to the Bedroom paintings, presenting an in- depth study of documentary, scientific, and physical evidence pertaining to all three versions.

Beginning with Van Gogh’s early canvases of cottages and birds’ nests, the show explores the artist’s use of the motif of home as a haven, creative chamber, and physical reality. Enhancing the exploration of the artist’s artworks and his longing for a place of his own are several engaging interactive technologies designed in partnership with Bluecadet .

A digitally enhanced reconstruct ion of his bedroom allows visitors the chance to experience the physical reality of the space that so inspired him, while other enriching digital components bring to light significant recent scientific research on the three Bedroom paintings.

Get a glimpse of the exhibition here:

Vincent van Gogh. Self–Portrait. 1887. The Art Institute of Chicago, Joseph Winterbotham Collection
Vincent van Gogh. The Bedroom. 1889. The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection.
Vincent van Gogh. The Bedroom, 1888. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation).
Vincent van Gogh. The Bedroom, 1889. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, sold to national museums under the Treaty of Peace with Japan, 1959.
Vincent van Gogh. A Pair of Boots. 1887. The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA, 1950.302. Photography by: Mitro Hood
Vincent van Gogh. Gauguin’s Chair. 1888. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
Vincent van Gogh. Madame Roulin Rocking the Cradle (La Berceuse) 1889. The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection

Details

Date:
14 February, 2016
Event Category:
Event Tags:

Venue

The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, 60603-6404 United States
+ Google Map
Website:
http://www.artic.edu/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *