Arts and Culture

Picture Vincent van Gogh as you've never seen him before at the Denver Art Museum

Timothy Standring, curator of the Denver Art Museum's exclusive exhibition Becoming Van Gogh, traveled the world for several years to beg and borrow the show's more than seventy paintings and drawings. It wasn't an easy task. "People aren't going to loan works by van Gogh, arguably the most well-known artist on the face of earth, simply based on a well-written loan letter," he admits.

See also: - Becoming Van Gogh - Photos: Behind the scenes as a famous Van Gogh is uncrated and hung - Vincent/Clyfford

All photos courtesy of the Denver Art Museum and contributing collections.

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