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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Van Gogh's Bedrooms, Art Institute, Chicago

This is a very well curated exhibit that looks at a very narrow period of time in Van Gogh's life, when he lived in a house of his dreams in Arles.  Unfortunately, much of the time that he spent in Arles he spent in a sanitarium rather than in his perfect little room in his yellow house.  I have visited there, and it is a beautiful and restful place, and one where Van Gogh was very productive.  The fields of lavender are every bit as spectacular in real life as they are in his paintings of them.  The museum has a handful of paintings by Van Gogh, including the three of the bedroom, and it is well worth going through on a trip to Chicago.

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