What was Van Gogh's goal for Chair ? What did he want it to become?
The chair reveals its owner Empty chairs are often seen as the personification of the people who own them, Van Gogh may have thought as he painted this canvas. Personal possessions, – in this case Gauguin’s – are used to characterize or ‘portray’ the owner. In the same period, Van Gogh also made a painting of his own empty chair, now in the National Gallery, London. This shows the same plain chair with a wickerwork seat that we see in The Bedroom.
Sep 30, 2017