Do your students know the truth about how Vincent van Gogh created his famous artworks? Van Gogh Repetitions shows us a new, different van Gogh, proving that he did not work in a mad frenzy to paint his great masterpieces, as movies would have us believe, but instead was deliberate and controlled.
Van Gogh worked as an artist for only ten years of his life, and yet he painted many of the world’s greatest masterpieces.Learn more about this artist’s life.
The practice of making repetitions was extensive and important to van Gogh’s creative process. He created at least 25 series of repetitions over his short career, and some series included five or more paintings.Uncover details about van Gogh’s artistic process from painting techniques to color choices.
Van Gogh became friends with Arles postal worker Joseph Roulin in 1888. He made six paintings and three drawings of Roulin over an eight month period.
Investigate the differences among the portraits in this series.
After befriending postman Joseph Roulin, van Gogh painted multiple portraits of his wife, Augustine. He also painted portraits of the couple’s children, including the series known as La Berceuse, or “the lullaby,” showing Augustine rocking a cradle.Examine van Gogh’s intriguing portrayals of Augustine and her baby.
Van Gogh moved to the village of Saint-Rémy and was fascinated by both the natural environment and the sight of laborers at work. He painted both outdoors and in his studio to capture and record the scene.Examine the differences between The Large Plane Trees and its repetition, The Road Menders.