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Van Gogh's studio practice

From: Devi Ormond <deviormond>
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2006
Van Gogh's studio practice in context

In-depth research into Van Gogh's works and his correspondence is
currently being carried out at the Van Gogh Museum in collaboration
with the ICN (Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage) and Shell
Nederland, "Partners in Science (official sponsor). The project has
been initiated by the Museum (and is managed by Sjraar van Heugten,
Head of Collections, and Ella Hendriks, Head of Conservation).

Technical research and scientific analyses is being carried out on
Van Gogh's ouevre in an attempt to provide insight into his use of
materials and painting technique. Similar research is being carried
out into works whose painting technique by other artists was
actually known or might have been known to Van Gogh.

The first part of this extensive project is to focus on a selection
of paintings carried out by Van Gogh during his years as an artist
in The Netherlands (1881-1885). The project will continue to run
according to chronology of Van Gogh's oeuvre.

Based on our knowledge of his biography and letters, a small group
of artists and works by them considered most relevant to the early
Van Gogh works (his Dutch Period) were selected: Anton Mauve
(1838-1888),  Josef Israels (1824-1911), Anthon van Rappard
(1858-1892), J. H. Weissenbruch (1824-1903), F.P. ter Meulen
(1843-1927) and C. de Cock (1823-1904).

If any technical information or results from scientific analyses has
been attained from works by Van Gogh during his Dutch years and by
any of the above mentioned artists or other Hague School painter, it
would very much appreciated if you could contact me. This would
allow for exchange of information which may be of benefit to those
in the field of art historical or scientific research into painters
of the Hague School, Van Gogh scholars and Conservators who may wish
to undertake practical treatment of these works in the future.

Devi Ormond
Paintings Conservator/Researcher
Conservation Studio
Van Gogh Museum
Postbus/PO Box 75366
1070 AJ Amsterdam
+31 20 570 59 50
Fax: +31 20 673 50 53

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:41
                   Distributed: Monday, March 6, 2006
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Received on Thursday, 23 February, 2006

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