Vincent van Gogh lichtenstein class

Vincent van Gogh, The Bedroom, 1889. The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection; Roy Lichtenstein, Bedroom at Arles, 1992. Oil on magna on canvas (125 x 165 in.). Collection of Robert and Jane Meyerhoff at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein, 1992.


Bedrooms and Bulls: Van Gogh, Picasso, Lichtenstein

Sunday, January 15, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., at the Norton Simon Museum
Sunday, January 22, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., at the Skirball
(2 sessions)

About the Program

This class, jointly organized by the Norton Simon Museum and the Skirball Cultural Center, looks at three modern artists and the roles of repetition and re-imagination in their work.

The first session, held at the Norton Simon Museum (411 West Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105), explores the exhibition States of Mind: Picasso Lithographs 1945–1960, and specifically how Picasso worked and reworked his iconic Bull lithograph through multiple states. Participants also view one of the three paintings by Van Gogh of his bedroom at Arles, on loan this winter from the Art Institute of Chicago.

The second session, at the Skirball, addresses works in the exhibition Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A. that were explicitly inspired by Picasso’s and Van Gogh’s work—Lichtenstein’s Bull Profile series and a three-dimensional re-imagination of his Bedroom at Arles—and which boldly redefined the boundaries of modern art.

Note: Transportation is not included in the registration fee; parking is FREE at both museums.

Instructors: Carol Togneri is the chief curator at the Norton Simon Museum. Bethany Montagano is an associate curator at the Skirball Cultural Center.