Van Gogh at The Armory Show

Though over 20 years after his death, Vincent van Gogh was still not known by most Americans at the time of the 1913 New York Armory Show.  The Van Gogh works displayed were mainly from the period of his hospitalization at St. Remy from 1889 to 1890.  There were also a number of Provencal studies of olive groves as well as several of his Parisian still life paintings. Though he had been dead since 1890, Van Gogh’s works were viewed by the public as “new and very surprising”.  Some critics of the show who knew of Van Gogh’s suicide found it as proof that creators of Modern Art must be …..

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Van Gogh’s Repetitions

The Phillips Collection is currently hosting an exhibition titled Van Gogh’s Repetitions, which looks at Vincent van Gogh’s artistic process in creating copies of his own work.  The title of the exhibition comes from Van Gogh himself, who called his similar versions of the same subject “Repetitions”. Van Gogh had the ability to create a sketch or painting in an amazingly short period of time creating the inaccurate belief that this is how he always worked.  In reality he would frequently begin creating the work of a person or landscape from life and then return to his studio where he would repeat the subject reworking his idea on a fresh …..

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Van Gogh and The First Post-Impressionist Exhibit

Roger Fry, an English artist and art critic, organized the first Post-Impressionist art exhibit, Manet and the Post-Impressionists, at London’s Grafton Galleries.  The landmark exhibition, which took place in 1910, was the first to introduce the British public to works by Cézanne, Gaugin, Manet, Matisse, Seurat and Van Gogh.  The exhibition, though somewhat a disaster, was one of the most important moments in modern art. Read the Full Article Here

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