The Bedroom 1889 by Vincent Van Gogh
- Fully restored and ready to print as a canvas or paper Giclée. Our Giclée prints are guaranteed not to fade for 120 years. We use only Lucia Inks from Canon. In addition the canvas and papers we print on are artist grade to insure the longevity of your print. All framing is museum quality.
Van Gogh painted his first Bedroom just after moving into his beloved “Yellow House”—the first place that truly felt like home—in Arles, France, in 1888. He was very pleased with the painting and delighted that artist Paul Gauguin, who moved in a week later, admired it as well. Full of colors inspired by the theories of Neo-Impressionist painter Georges Seurat, this painting is a very faithful depiction of Van Gogh’s bedroom at the time, down to the portraits that appear on the wall. It is now in the collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Unfortunately, flooding in the Yellow House later that year caused damage to some of the artist’s canvases, including the first Bedroom. While at an asylum in Saint-Rémy, Van Gogh asked his brother Theo to have the painting reinforced with a lining, but Theo suggested that Van Gogh paint a copy before such a risky procedure be attempted. In early September 1889 Van Gogh finally felt he was up to the task, writing to Theo: “I’ve redone the canvas of the Bedroom. That study is certainly one of the best.” Identical in scale and yet distinct from the original, this second version is now one of the icons of the Art Institute’s permanent collection.