Chicago Art Museum Van Gogh

The famous art master Vincent Van Gogh was born in Saint-Remy, a town in the northern region of France. He is said to have been deeply moved by the tragic events surrounding his parent’s death. He created some of the most beautiful artwork ever, and his name is forever etched into the history books as an emblem of modern art. At the time of his death, at the age of 29, Van Gogh was plagued by mental illness and had a terrible desire to paint. It is this desire and passion for painting that has resulted in the wonderful and unique Chicago Art Museum and its famous Van Gogh exhibition. The reasons for the creation of the Chicago Art Museum are many, and they include the fact that it helped to unite various groups of artists, such as the impressionists, the cubists and the modernists, all of which had originally gone on separate paths but found common ground through the Chicago exhibitions.

Everything you need to know about the immersive Van Gogh
Everything you need to know about the immersive Van Gogh

This amazing museum is located in the Merchandise Building on North Michigan Avenue. It is where the world-famous Museum of Contemporary Art is located. This area was chosen by Van Gogh because it is a high traffic area in Chicago. It is a place where people go from all parts of the world to see the wonderful art that is on display there. One of the attractions that the Van Gogh exhibition has is the so-called “night cafe,” which serves food and drink to those who attend the event, as well as visitors to the museum.

The night cafe is a famous landmark of the Museum of Contemporary Art. It can even be found on a number of buildings around the area, including the Van Gogh Museum and the Museum of Arts & Design. The night cafe was first established by the artist in a series of nighttime portraits that he commissioned to be painted in a hotel room. He asked that the hotel chef bring in a portrait of his beloved wife, Theo, in a pastel pink color, with white polka dots on the arm and the leg and foot.

As a result, the painting is now known simply as Theo. The inspiration for this became the inspiration for many of Van Gogh’s paintings of women. After completing a series of such nighttime portraits in the Hotel D’Arco, the famous artist went back to his studio and created some of his most famous works from that time. Some of these have become iconic, while others have become only recognizable by the name, “The Night Cafe.” Regardless of which art form or style of painting he produced from this period in his career, Van Gogh lived and died in shame and confusion over the darkness that he felt surrounding him and his art.

Van Gogh Museum's New Entrance / Hans van Heeswijk
Van Gogh Museum’s New Entrance / Hans van Heeswijk

Returning to the Museum of Contemporary Art, one can see the other side of Van Gogh. For example, in the work “Starry Night,” which he completed just weeks before his death, Van Gogh showed signs of confusion and distress as he struggled to create this beautiful work of art. As he struggled, the brush often slipped away from his face and in the process, he smeared his face with paint. Eventually, a passerby on the street noticed what was going on and reported it to the police. It is rumoured that Van Gogh was actually trying to cover up the fact that he was selling his paintings to make a quick buck.

In fact, even today, the Museum of Contemporary Art still experiences thefts from the building. However, when thieves do target the building, the museum guards stand watch. In the past, thieves would target any visible items of art, but as of late, they seem to have had more trouble with works by Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh. While many of his paintings are recovered and returned to their rightful owners, others remain missing.

If you are planning a trip to Chicago, one of the places you should not miss is the Saatchi Gallery. The renowned jewelry designer and connoisseur, William Saatchi, now owns this famous gallery. As one of the most prestigious art museums in the world, it is housed in the historic Wrigley Building on the downtown’s Worth Street. On a hot summer day, the temperature can reach over ninety degrees Fahrenheit, but the friendly staff and fine dining restaurants will make your experience more enjoyable.

Van Gogh's Bedrooms
Van Gogh’s Bedrooms

Although Van Gogh’s life was very short, his influence on modern art is undeniable. He is now recognized as one of the most famous and influential artists in the history of Western art. The Chicago Art Museum and the Saatchi Gallery not only display some of his most famous artwork, but also introduce people to the life and work of this famous artist.

The Van Gogh Exhibit at the Art Institute in Chicago
The Van Gogh Exhibit at the Art Institute in Chicago

Van Gogh's Intimate Life Exposed in Bedroom Exhibit Now
Van Gogh’s Intimate Life Exposed in Bedroom Exhibit Now

Van Gogh's Bedrooms
Van Gogh’s Bedrooms

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Chicago
Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Chicago

Van Gogh @ Chicago Art Museum
Van Gogh @ Chicago Art Museum

Van Gogh @ Chicago Art Museum
Van Gogh @ Chicago Art Museum

Van Gogh @ Chicago Art Museum
Van Gogh @ Chicago Art Museum

Van Gogh @ Chicago Art Museum
Van Gogh @ Chicago Art Museum

Bluecadet Teams with Art Institute of Chicago for
Bluecadet Teams with Art Institute of Chicago for

New Interactive Van Gogh Exhibit to Open in Chicago and
New Interactive Van Gogh Exhibit to Open in Chicago and

Original Van Gogh @ Art Institute of Chicago
Original Van Gogh @ Art Institute of Chicago

'Van Gogh's Bedrooms' at Art Institute show artist's quest
‘Van Gogh’s Bedrooms’ at Art Institute show artist’s quest