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Scout Report: Van Gogh and Gauguin

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


 Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South
http://www.artic.edu/aic/exhibitions/vangogh/slide_intro.html

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
this
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
of
artmaking by painting a number of identical motifs. The Art Institute's
Website reproduces many of these images and matches them with excerpts
of
letters written by Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh between 1887 and
1889.
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
a
tumultuous artistic friendship (At the end of December, Van Gogh
threatened
Gauguin with a knife causing Gauguin to flee. Yikes!) and a deeper look
at
the work of these Post-Impressionism giants. Note: Some users may have
to
adjust their screen resolution to read the tiny font. [DJS]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001.
http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/

Submitted by
BJ Berquist
mailto:bjb@tappedin.org

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