‘How Beautiful Yellow Is!’: Major Vincent van Gogh Retrospective Beckons in Houston
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‘How Beautiful Yellow Is!’: Major Vincent van Gogh Retrospective Beckons in Houston

Vincent van Gogh, Impasse des deux frères , 1887. VAN GOGH MUSEUM, AMSTERDAM (VINCENT VAN GOGH FOUNDATION) The contrast between Vincent van Gogh’s life and legacy has been cause for eternal myth. His working years were marked by relentless poverty and despair, and they ended, in his brother Theo’s company, at the age of 37, after an agonizingly long suicide. As the catalogue for “Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art,” a momentous new show at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, puts it: “It was most likely a combination of deep disquiet that Theo might no longer be able to look out for him, a growing sense of loneliness, and fear that his nervous attacks would return that drove van Gogh to shoot himself in the chest on July 27, 1890, with the intention of ending his life. He died of his injuries two days later, with Theo at his bedside.” Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait, 1887. VAN GOGH MUSEUM, AMSTERDAM (VINCENT VAN GOGH FOUNDATION) The new show, which runs through June 27, is a major survey of van Gogh’s complex creative life that touches on each phase of his decade of artistic work, from his early […]

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