March 28, 2008
One way to celebrate is to go see the Cotuit Center for the Arts‘ presentation of Inventing Van Gogh, which is playing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 20 at the CCCftA. It is entertaining, thought-provoking, and well-acted. The stage becomes a van Gogh painting, as van Gogh and those close to him mingle with a present-day artist and those close to him. I will post a complete review later.
Shown is a Portrait of Dr. Gachet. Painted in 1890, the last year of van Gogh’s life, this portrait sold for $82.5 million US in 1990. Dr. Gachet is shown with a floxglove plant, from which the drug digitalis is extracted. Click on the picture to see it larger.