Lecture: Van Gogh's "Bedrooms": Making and Meaning

Gloria Groom, Chair of European Painting and Sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago
January 7, 2017

Van Gogh’s Bedroom at Arles is arguably the most famous chambre in the history of art and the painting the artist considered his finest. This lecture draws from Dr. Groom’s involvement with the exhibition and catalogue of the Art Institute’s 2016 exhibition Van Gogh’s Bedrooms to explore the significance of the motif for the artist’s life and what can be learned from the documentary, scientific and physical evidence pertaining to all three versions of this painting.