This video explores the role of still life and series in Van Gogh's working practice and highlights the impact of color fading on his artistic aims.
Produced in conjunction with the exhibition Van Gogh: Irises and Roses, on view May 12–August 16, 2015.
Producer: Christopher Noey
Writers: Susan Alyson Stein, Charlotte Hale
Digital Reconstructions: Charlotte Hale, Silvia A. Centeno, John K. Delaney, Scott Geffert, Chris Heins
Design: Natasha Mileshina
Post-production: Paul Caro
Research Assistant: Stanislas Colodiet
Reproductions courtesy of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation), The National Gallery, London, Kunsthalle Mannheim Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, a private collector, and the Thread Count Automation Project.
With thanks to the generous collaboration of colleagues at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The National Gallery, Washington, D.C., and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Contributors to the digital reconstructions: Barbara Berrie, Aviva Burnstock, Federico Carò, Anna Cesaratto, Damon Conover, Joris Dik, Kathryn Dooley, Michael Gallagher, Ella Hendriks, Ann Hoenigswald, Koen Janssens, Evan Read, Nobuko Shibayama, Juan Trujillo, Giorgio Trumpy, Klaas Jan van den Berg, Geert van der Snickt
© 2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art