Since June 10 2011 an exhibition named “Van Gogh’s studio practice: Canvases re-used” can be seen in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. This exhibition will be available for exactly a year, meaning it will be taken down on June 10th in 2012. In the exhibition you can learn more about Vincent van Gogh and his working methods. See how he re-used the canvases he had used before, and see the effect this had on his images.
This presentation examines these various working methods on the basis of paintings such as Nude girl, seated, Self-portrait with pipe, View from Theo’s apartment and Basket of pansies. When re-using certain canvases, Van Gogh applied a particular kind of covering layer that caused the condition of the painted scene on it to deteriorate over the years. Attention is also given to this aspect.
Van Gogh’s studio practice: Canvases re-used
Van Gogh Museum
June 10, 2011 – June 10, 2012