In order to demonstrate the complexity of creating one of the stenciled posters in the TASS exhibition, the Prints and Drawings department worked with contemporary artist Alexis Petroff to recreate the poster titled The Moralistic Wolf.
But instead of working with an assembly line of individuals, Petroff did all the steps that TASS studio workers would have done himself besides creating the original artwork. The finished poster took many dozens of hours to make and includes approximately 40 colors and a dozen precisely cut stencils. Check out the video above for a more comprehensive look at his incredibly detailed process, putting those color-by-number drawings you did when you were younger to shame.
6 hours 22 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Find out what a room of his own meant to Vincent van Gogh in this teaser video with curator Gloria Groom.
Van Gogh’s Bedrooms opens to the public this Sunday.
9 hours 35 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Actor Kirk Douglas strikes a pose with Vincent van Gogh at the Art Institute. Douglas was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of the Dutch painter in the 1956 film Lust for Life. #tbt
See the self-portrait in a whole new light in Van Gogh’s Bedrooms—opening this Sunday. #VanGoghsBedrooms
1 day 3 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Vincent van Gogh painted this self-portrait the same week as his second version of The Bedroom. A patient at an asylum in Saint-Rémy at the time, Van Gogh left behind one of the few places in his life he could truly call his own.
Van Gogh’s Bedrooms is the first exhibition to delve into the fascinating history behind the bedroom paintings and the beloved artist’s restless search for a sense of home.