Wednesday, January 25, 2012

'V' Is For Van Gogh At Art Museum 'Rocky' Steps

Beginning today there will be one more “V” awaiting those who proclaim “Victory!” after a run up the Rocky Steps! At the East entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 7 banners will be mounted across the entrance to the Museum, each blue banner measuring over 14’ tall and bearing a single letter of the world-renowned artist’s name. The banners’ installation announces the major exhibition Van Gogh Up Close, which opens to the public on February 1 and runs through May 6, 2012.

Van Gogh Up Close opens in Philadelphia, the only U.S. stop for this international show which presents some of the artist’s most daring and innovative paintings that have never been seen together. The exhibition features over 70 works including 46 still lifes and landscapes van Gogh made in France that are “close-ups” of flowers, trees, open fields, forest interiors, and countryside vistas. Loans from major museums and private collections in Europe, North America, and Japan include van Gogh’s famous Almond Blossom, Sunflowers, Iris, Sheaves of Wheat, and Vineyard at Auvers.

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