Becoming Van Gogh. An exhaustive eight-year research project mounted by the Van Gogh Museum sheds light on how the artist taught himself to paint, how pre-planned and structured his works actually were and that his palette is not the one we are used to seeing. “There was a general myth that he worked fast, that he improvised without forethought. But that is not the case. For instance, he used a perspective frame to trace contours onto the canvas. With that framework he could work quickly. It might look spontaneous, but actually it is planned in detail. This is not new knowledge, but we did not know to what extent it was true. It’s far beyond our expectations.” Article linked here.
Francesca Woodman - Space2, Providence, RI (1976)
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