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Jul 21, 2021 08:45:29   #
Bridges Loc: Memphis, Charleston SC, now Nazareth PA
 
My daughter bought tickets to this for her family and also for my wife and myself. I'm really looking forward to this as I thought it was an amazing experience when I saw it on line. When they showed it, it was from the Paris show and at that time did not know it would travel. It looks like it will be presented in only four cities here in the US and I feel lucky to live only an hour away from Philadelphia, one of those four cities. Has anyone else on here signed up to attend this? If not, you may want to check it out as it looks like one of those events that will be remembered for a lifetime.

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Jul 21, 2021 08:48:37   #
tradio Loc: Oxford, Ohio
 
Wow, that sounds great.
I watched a doc on Van Gogh- did you know he only sold one painting while he was living?
Did you know he was averaging about 1 painting every day and a half while he was in the mental ward?

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Jul 21, 2021 09:18:38   #
gsmith051 Loc: Fairfield Glade, TN
 
Lucky guy. Wish we were close to an exhibit like that. Enjoy!

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Jul 21, 2021 09:47:45   #
Kaskazi Loc: Ontario, Canada
 
Bridges wrote:
My daughter bought tickets to this for her family and also for my wife and myself. I'm really looking forward to this as I thought it was an amazing experience when I saw it on line. When they showed it, it was from the Paris show and at that time did not know it would travel. It looks like it will be presented in only four cities here in the US and I feel lucky to live only an hour away from Philadelphia, one of those four cities. Has anyone else on here signed up to attend this? If not, you may want to check it out as it looks like one of those events that will be remembered for a lifetime.
My daughter bought tickets to this for her family ... (show quote)


Lucky you! I had the good fortune, years ago, to visit the van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. I am not an artist, but my memories of that visit include my discovery of his early works, before his transition to the post impressionism for which he is more commonly recognised. That transition itself was a fascinating and exciting thing. And I particularly remember a set of five paintings of the same scene, in which he tried different techniques and perspectives. It was an orchard scene. I hope they include that in the exhibition.

You may like to visit this very short "potted" review of his style and technique before you visit (or perhaps you are already well educated in van Gogh beyond my meagre knowledge). I notice there an illustration of his work "The flowering orchard"; this may have been part of that display that I remember.

https://www.artble.com/artists/vincent_van_gogh/more_information/style_and_technique

And an aside, wink wink - I didn't know he only sold one painting: "According to popular lore, van Gogh sold only one painting in his entire life. This oft-repeated tale was challenged more than 30 years ago, but it still goes on. In fact, van Gogh sold at least two paintings in his lifetime, and some drawings as well. Oct. 25, 1998" Big deal eh?
https://www.google.com/search?

q=how+many+works+did+van+Gogh+sell%3F&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8

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Jul 21, 2021 09:49:19   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
Bridges wrote:
My daughter bought tickets to this for her family and also for my wife and myself. I'm really looking forward to this as I thought it was an amazing experience when I saw it on line. When they showed it, it was from the Paris show and at that time did not know it would travel. It looks like it will be presented in only four cities here in the US and I feel lucky to live only an hour away from Philadelphia, one of those four cities. Has anyone else on here signed up to attend this? If not, you may want to check it out as it looks like one of those events that will be remembered for a lifetime.
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We saw it in Atlanta on Father’s Day. It is quite a spectacle! You should enjoy it. Take your smartphone or camera. They allow photos.


(Download)

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Jul 21, 2021 09:53:27   #
JBRIII
 
Bridges wrote:
My daughter bought tickets to this for her family and also for my wife and myself. I'm really looking forward to this as I thought it was an amazing experience when I saw it on line. When they showed it, it was from the Paris show and at that time did not know it would travel. It looks like it will be presented in only four cities here in the US and I feel lucky to live only an hour away from Philadelphia, one of those four cities. Has anyone else on here signed up to attend this? If not, you may want to check it out as it looks like one of those events that will be remembered for a lifetime.
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23rd of Dec. in DC

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Jul 21, 2021 10:06:07   #
elliott937 Loc: St. Louis
 
September 16 here in St. Louis

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Jul 21, 2021 10:19:07   #
SkyKing Loc: Thompson Ridge, NY
 
…where in Philly is the exhibition…?

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Jul 21, 2021 13:48:52   #
JBRIII
 
SkyKing wrote:
…where in Philly is the exhibition…?


In DC they don't know yet where it will be, only that it will be!!!

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Jul 21, 2021 14:41:23   #
SteveR Loc: Dallas
 
I had to take an art history class in college and the most outstanding thing that I remember was the professor going through all of Van Gogh's various painting periods. The Detroit Institute of Art also had a Van Gogh exhibit about 60 years ago and my parents had the foresight to take me. Forty paintings including quite a few of his most famous, including his self portrait. Very impressive, even to a twelve year old.

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Jul 22, 2021 06:39:47   #
ggenova64
 
Did you Theo passed away after 6 Months from his brother? There Mom out lived both of them.

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Jul 22, 2021 07:29:05   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
Bridges wrote:
My daughter bought tickets to this for her family and also for my wife and myself. I'm really looking forward to this as I thought it was an amazing experience when I saw it on line. When they showed it, it was from the Paris show and at that time did not know it would travel. It looks like it will be presented in only four cities here in the US and I feel lucky to live only an hour away from Philadelphia, one of those four cities. Has anyone else on here signed up to attend this? If not, you may want to check it out as it looks like one of those events that will be remembered for a lifetime.
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What are the other three cities?

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Jul 22, 2021 07:35:03   #
wireloose
 
Manglesphoto wrote:
What are the other three cities?


See https://www.timeout.com/usa/news/29-immersive-van-gogh-exhibit-locations-to-check-out-this-summer-052421

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Jul 22, 2021 08:49:22   #
Fstop12 Loc: Kentucky
 
We will be going to the exhibit in Nashville, Tn

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Jul 22, 2021 08:49:59   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
NYC -

https://www.vangoghnyc.com/

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