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Scout Report: Van Gogh and Gauguin


From: BJ Berquist (berquist_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Nov 26 2001 - 02:32:52 PST

 Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South

This Website is a companion to the Art Institute of Chicago's current
exhibition of work by Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh. The focus of
show is the paintings produced during a time when the artists shared a
studio in Arles, October-December 1888. During this period, the artists
lived, ate, and worked together. They tested their individual theories
artmaking by painting a number of identical motifs. The Art Institute's
Website reproduces many of these images and matches them with excerpts
letters written by Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh between 1887 and
The painters' candid "remarks about their own canvases offer unique
perspectives on the Arles period." This Website also contains many brief
essays on themes and historic background, a chronology, and related maps
(purportedly coming soon). Overall the site is a nice introduction into
tumultuous artistic friendship (At the end of December, Van Gogh
Gauguin with a knife causing Gauguin to flee. Yikes!) and a deeper look
the work of these Post-Impressionism giants. Note: Some users may have
adjust their screen resolution to read the tiny font. [DJS]

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BJ Berquist