I Spy: Looking Closely at Vincent van Gogh's Bedroom

Vincent van Gogh
Oil on canvas
73.6 cm × 92.3 cm

Let's take a close look at  by Vincent van Gogh!

Here are four questions to consider:

  1.  What words would you use to describe Vincent van Gogh's bedroom? 
  2. How does the painting make you feel? Does it make you feel peaceful? Nervous? Joyful?
  3. What do you think "home" represented to Vincent van Gogh based on this painting of his own bedroom? 
  4. Look closely at the perspective. Does anything seem a bit weird? 

Once you have looked closely, visit the painting online at The Art Institute of Chicago to learn more! Dive even deeper with these videos:

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