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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Van Gogh Across the U.S.

National Gallery of Art Washington DC (7)

Boston MFA (2)


 Boston Fogg Museum (2)

Cleveland Art Museum OH (3)

Art Institute of Chicago IL (9)

I haven't disappeared nor have I forgotten about my blog. I'm in between, "I can't believe that I drove more than 7,000 miles (I did all of the driving), taught ten classes in five states, saw hundreds of pieces of amazing art, spent lots of time with artists, friends and family across the U.S. and now I'm home wondering how to process all of it.

Twenty five paintings by Vincent Van Gogh in six museums in three weeks. That's what I was able to see with the support of my family and friends. Thank you doesn't even begin to describe my gratitude and happiness about the experience.

Now I'm wondering how I can go about seeing more Van Gogh paintings in person. Maybe that will be my goal in 2018...

1 comment:

Lilly said...

Oh you need to take a trip to the Van Gogh Gallery in Amsterdam.... for me it's not about his 'great' works of art... it's his everyday stuff... how he practised, copied, painted and repainted... you can see the work he put in. I've just gone to Vermeer and Caravaggio exhibitions and they are amazing, stunning, works... but... perhaps they're missing the intensity?
It's a little like Leonardo (another recent exhibition) where there is this huge volume of work behind the masterpieces. I'm not exactly drawn to his work but I'm fascinated at seeing the processes he went through... how he has so many unfinished pieces because as much as he was absorbed in one thing something else came along and he switched subjects.