Sunday, March 4, 2012

Van Gogh exhibit at Philadelphia Museum of Art

East Entrance, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Seeing art museums along the way has been one of the best parts of this trip. When I was at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, so was the amazing Van Gogh Up Close Exhibit! Many of the paintings were from PMA's own collection, but there were just as many from several other international museum collections.

I felt my eyes well with tears as I looked again and again at van Gogh's work. None of the dark "Potato Eaters," this exhibit was filled with light and light and angst and wonder, hope and despair. You can buy the book if you don't think you'll make it to Philly before the show ends May 6. Click here for information.

Portrait of Camille Roulin, 1889, Van Gogh, Philadelphia Museum of Art
I have discovered a wonderful website devoted to Van Gogh. Click here to see "The Vincent van Gogh Gallery."


Casey Klahn said...

Even though I have a book around here somewhere with all of his works (supposedly), I don't think I've seen these ("Rain" and the portrait you post). These two images, alone, would put him in the forefront of the period.

I have only seen one VG painting, a self portrait. Sounds like a very great exhibit!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Casey! The van Gogh exhibit was amazing and I am drawn to the emotional energy of his work. I think you would enjoy the color and texture!

BTW I saw a lot of Matisse, too, and will be posting another blog soon about that work!

Suzanne said...

Thank you so much for sharing this link. At 1st I was reminded of my visits to the Van Gogh Museum when it opened in Amsterdam. Three floors of his paintings and drawings. But his site shows so much more! Can't wait to see the book from the Philly show.