Chuck Ceraso's lineage traces back to the French and American impressionists through his teacher, Henry Hensche. Hensche was the student and protégé of Charles Hawthorne. Hawthorne, after painting with William Merritt Chase and Claude Monet, started the first art school, in 1900, devoted to the color discoveries of the impressionists. When Hawthorne died in 1930, he left the school and teaching to Hensche, who continued and further developed the teaching until his death in 1992. More
Vincent van Gogh was born in the Netherlands in 1853 and lived there during his formational years as an artist. He briefly attended the Academie des Beaux Arts in Brussels and moved around the Netherlands, immersing himself in the lives of the peasants that he painted. In 1886, he moved to Paris, where he met Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro through his brother Theo, who ran a successful art dealership. He moved to southern France in 1888, where the bright sun and rich landscapes further inspired his vibrant use of color.
“These are some of the most important works of art to have ever been shown in Colorado. Do not miss this show.” – Michael Paglia, Westword More
Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum is part of the exhibition Passport to Paris.
It features 50 masterpieces from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. Masters such as Nicolas Poussin, François Boucher, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Claude Monet will be among those represented. More
In conceiving the narrative for Becoming Van Gogh, one of the Denver Art Museum's main goals was for visitors to connect with Vincent van Gogh personally, as someone struggling to be an artist. More
The visibility and buzz this show has brought to the DAM as a whole is unprecedented. Here is a list of Becoming Van Gogh video, slideshow, and preparation highlights, in no particular order: More
Here are 20 of the quotes incorporated on the exhibition's gallery labels, audio guide, and elsewhere as part of the only-in-Denver portrayal of Vincent van Gogh's progression to becoming one of the world's most recognizable artists. More
Update: Passport to Paris is sold out. Nature as Muse, the Impressionist landscapes exhibition that is part of Passport to Paris, will reopen at general admission pricing Feb. 12–March 23. Thank you for your interest! More
January 17, 2013, update: The catalog is now sold out. Thank you for your tremendous interest! —DAM More
21 de octubre de 2012 – 20 de enero de 2013
Edificio Hamilton - Piso 2 More
An in-depth exploration of Vincent van Gogh’s unconventional path to becoming one of the world’s most recognizable artists, Becoming Van Gogh examines critical steps in his artistic evolution through more than 70 paintings and drawings by Van Gogh, along with works by artists to whom he responded such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Camille Pissarro. Becoming Van Gogh brings together loans from more than 60 public and private collections throughout Europe and North America to tell the story of a number of key formative periods throughout the artist’s career. More