Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Van Gogh in Portland
The Portland Art Museum has added one of Van Gogh's Dutch works, "The Oxcart," to its collection. Painted in July 1884, while Vincent was living with his parents in Nuenen, "The Oxcart" reveals his interest in contemporary peasant life. Another version of this painting belongs to the Kroller-Muller Museum in Otterlo. As reported by the Statesman Journal this past weekend, "The Oxcart" becomes the first Van Gogh on permanent view in a Northwestern US museum.