Saturday, May 17, 2008

Colors of the Night

The exhibition-formerly-known-as-"Van Gogh at Night," opening this fall at the Museum of Modern Art and continuing from there to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, has a new name: "Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night." The catalogue is already available for pre-order at MOMA's description of the exhibition is available here. I have to say, the new title makes me want to hum the score from "Phantom of the Opera"...

Fun trivia: Joachim Pissarro, one of the show's curators, is the great-grandson of painter Camille Pissarro, who knew Vincent personally. (So did Camille's son Lucien.) Camille Pissarro was the one who recommended Dr. Paul Gachet to Theo as someone who could help Vincent.

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