Tarascon Stagecoach (La Diligence de Tarascon)
Vincent van Gogh, Dutch. 1853-1888
October 1888. Oil on Canvas. On long-term loan from The Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, to the Princeton University Art Museum. Currently on exhibit at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston Texas.
In a letter to Theo on October 13, 1888, Vincent refers to one of his favorite books, Tartarin de Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet, with “the old Tarascon diligence….Well, I’ve just painted that red and green carriage in the yard of the inn.” The stagecoach stopped at Arles, midway along its route from Nimes.
Here is a life size sculpture reproduction in the yard at the Grounds for Sculpture at Hamilton New Jersey.
Taracson Stagecoach – Hamiton New Jersey
SERVICE DE TARASCON
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Picasso Exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris
The Studio, Currently on display at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky
Untitled Picasso Sculpture in Daley Plaza in Chicago
Woman, Chicago Art Institute
Photo: Benn Bell Sculpture: Picasso Model: Ginger Bell
All Photos by Benn Bell
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Th Gates of Hell, Auguste Rodin
The Gates of hell is a sculpture by Auguste Rodin that depicts a scene from Dante’s The Divine Comedy. There were three bronze casts made; they reside in The Musee Rodin in Paris, The Rodin Museum in Philadelphia, and the National Museum of Western Art in Ueno Park, Tokyo.
This photo was taken in Philadelphia.