Also check out the latest issue of Smithsonian magazine regarding this exhibit.
Lowry Middle School
North Tonawanda, NY
>From: BJ Berquist
>Reply-To: "ArtsEdNet Talk"
>To: "ArtsEdNet Talk"
>Subject: Scout Report: Van Gogh and Gauguin
>Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 05:32:52 -0500
> 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]
> >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001.