Friday, July 25, 2008

Van Gogh in Vienna

Visitors to Vienna this fall will be able to enjoy a major van Gogh exhibition at the Albertina Museum entitled "Heartfelt Lines" (5 Sept-8 Dec), a collection of 150 paintings, drawings, and watercolors intended to explore the relationship between Vincent as draughtsman and Vincent as painter. This exhibition differs from the drawings exhibition presented by the Metropolitan Museum in 2005 in having a large number of paintings (50) along with the rarely-displayed works on paper. It's the largest van Gogh exhibition in Vienna for half a century--wish I could see this one. You can read about it, and see some images of works in the show, on the Albertina website as well as on the very nice (and rather new, I think) website Tracing Vincent.

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