Bedroom in Arles

When it comes to famous bedrooms , this one tops the list!  

When it comes to famous bedrooms , this one tops the list!  

The first version painted in 1888 from the Van Gogh Museum collection in Amsterdam

 

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The first version painted in 1888 from the Van Gogh Museum collection in Amsterdam

 

Did you know?

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Good things come in threes! There are actually three versions of the work. The first version was painted in 1888 in Arles. The second was a “repetition” of the original scale while the third was a “réduction” in smaller size. Both replicas were painted in 1889. 

They are now part of the collection of the Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam), the Art Institute of Chicago and the Musée d’Orsay (Paris).

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What’s wrong with the walls? When writing about the painting, Van Gogh described the color of the walls as being pale violet . They are now blue. It is most likely the result of r ed pigments that faded over time

Nothing is perfectly straight here: the room was not rectangular, but trapezoid in shape with an obtuse angle in the left corner of the front wall and an acute angle at the right. 

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The second version painted in 1889, now part of the Art Institute of Chicago collection.

The second version painted in 1889, now part of the Art Institute of Chicago collection.

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Can I visit this room? The painting depicts Van Gogh’s bedroom at 2, Place Lamartine in Arles, France, also known as the Yellow House . Unfortunately, the building was hit during an Allied bombing raid on Arles in June 1944 . The Yellow House was severely damaged and later demolished

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The third version now resides at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

The third version now resides at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

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A Peace Treaty? The third version was acquired from Van Gogh’s sister Will by Prince Matsukata, a Japanese politician who was Prime Minister of Japan. The painting entered the French national collections in 1959, following the French-Japanese peace settlement.  

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What’s in a name? Van Gogh’s own title for this masterpiece was simply The Bedroom ( La Chambre à coucher ). 

From Our Collection

Step into Van Gogh’s bedroom with these highly detailed collectibles inspired by the masterpiece .

Bedroom in Arles - Miniature Wooden Room

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Vincent van Gogh - Figurine

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Vincent van Gogh - Tattoos

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Bedroom in Arles - Patch

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Bedroom in Arles - Card

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The Starry Night - Pin

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