Van Gogh Repetitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Museum of Art, East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH, United States

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From March 2 to May 25, 2014 The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Van Gogh Repetitions.

The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Phillips Collection have joined together to develop a ground-breaking exhibition that will present new insights into the art of Vincent van Gogh through a study of his répétitions—a term the artist used to describe a distinctive genre of works in his oeuvre. As the first exhibition to focus specifically on pairs or groups of works by Van Gogh that feature nearly identical compositions, this project seeks to make a valuable contribution to Van Gogh scholarship and to give broad audiences a new understanding of a fascinating aspect of the artist’s work. Originally inspired by the study of the close relationship between The Cleveland Museum of Art’s The Large Plane Trees and The Phillips Collection’s The Road Menders, both dating from late 1889, this exhibition seeks to explore, clarify and build on that research by bringing together other works that shed light on Van Gogh's practice of producing repetitions.

Currently, there is considerable debate even among experts over how Van Gogh produced his repetitions. It is known that he used a perspective frame to compose some paintings, a squaring technique to enlarge painted compositions and Buhot paper to transfer some drawings to lithographic stone. The exhibition curators and conservators are working closely together to investigate the various means Van Gogh employed to produce repetitions.

Ticketed Exhibition
Adult combination tickets for Van Gogh Repetitions and Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum are $20 each and include admission to both exhibitions. The exhibition is free for museum members. Combination tickets must be purchased by phone at 216-421-7350 or in person; no online ticketing is available for this exhibition.

Van Gogh Repetitions is co-organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art and The Phillips Collection and features exceptional loans from the Musée d'Orsay.

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