Also unique to Becoming Van Gogh is its focus on the concerted development of the self-taught artist’s instantly recognizable style and technical finesse over his ten-year career, rather than solely on its sheer emotional exuberance. “This is going to be a slow-food exhibition for people to savor his works of art as they never have before,” Standring says. “And then they’re going to say, ‘Now I get it. Now I see the relationship between his gestures and acts as an artist.’ It’s no longer going to be a cliché. It’s going to be a verity that they’ll continue discussing in bars and at dinner parties.” Standring is also certain that this is a show people will want to see more than once.
That said, see Becoming Van Gogh again and again through January 20 at the DAM, 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway; timed tickets are $13 to $25 (or $11 to $18 for DAM members). For information and reservations, visit www.vangoghdenver.com.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Oct. 21. Continues through Jan. 20, 2012