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Van Gogh's bedroom.

A presentation of Van Gogh's bedroom in Arles.
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on 29 June 2010

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Transcript of Van Gogh's bedroom.

Van Gogh's bedroom.
A famous painting. Vincent Van Gogh,
a famous painter Born in Holland, Van Gogh moved to the South of France.
His first paintings were dark and sad.
Compare

"The Potato-eaters", "The bedroom"
Red Blue Yellow,

Green orange lilac violet


The bedroom was small, simple and compact.

There was a big bed, a little table in the corner, clothes, a towel,a mirror on the wall. There was no clock, no wardrobe, just a few clothes and a hat.

Van Gogh lived alone when he was in Arles. There were 2 doors, 2 chairs, 2 jugs, 2 pillows
2 brushes on the table. Van Gogh made this
painting when he was expecting his friend Gaughin
to visit him. He was looking forward to the visit There are 5 versions of the bedroom, Here are three of them.
Can you compare them? which one do you prefer? Why? Here is an interesting
little video about
Van Gogh's bedroom As you can see at the beginning of the video,
Van Gogh decorated his room with his own paintings.
If you look carefully, you will see that the paintings
on the wall are not always the same .
On the first one there are only two frames.
There are 4 in the following versions.

Some paintings can be identified easily,for example, the lady is Van Gogh's mother.The man in blue is Van Gogh himself. The man in a yellow suit is a friend of his.Van Gogh liked Jananese prints and found inspiration in them.
No wonder he had one in his room.
"The walls are pale violet. The floor is of red tiles.

The wood of the bed and chairs is the yellow of fresh butter, the sheets and pillows very light greenish-citron.

The coverlet scarlet. The window green.

The toilet table orange, the basin blue.

The doors lilac.

And that is all--there is nothing in this room with its closed shutters.

The broad lines of the furniture again must express inviolable rest.
Portraits on the walls, and a mirror and a towel and some clothes.

The frame--as there is no white in the picture--will be white.

This by way of revenge for the enforced rest I was obliged to take." Van Gogh described his room in a letter:

Now, the Window in the room was open a little.
Van Gogh didn't paint the view he had from his room.
May be the shutters were closed.The doors were closed too.
His privacy was protected. When he was painting, Van Gogh could be possibly sitting on a chair. If you look closely, you'll see that the bedroom was actually painted to include a small portion of the ceiling. Here is a fun video. Van Gogh's bedroom
has inspired computer programers.
What do you think of it? colours Van Gogh Loved it
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