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Subject: Question on paiting which appeared in Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Visual Arts
Asked by: seanlibby-ga
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Posted: 10 Mar 2006 13:14 PST
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Question on paiting which appeared in Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in
1996.  In 1996 I visited the Van Gogh Museuem and saw a paiting that
depicted the death bed of an older lady and her bereaved husband (in
the foreground I think).  I think the painting was called "Nothing
Left".  It was set in a cottage.  I think the guy had his head in his
hands.  I am 99% sure it was not a Van Gogh.  I would like to know the
artist, date, nationality, official title, and, if possible, where I
might purchase a print of the painting.

Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 10 Mar 2006 13:45 PST
Is this the image you recall seeing?

http://vangoghmuseum3.cyso.net/vgm/mmbase/images/20005

tutuzdad-ga

Clarification of Question by seanlibby-ga on 11 Mar 2006 12:20 PST
That looks like part of the paiting.  Or a related sketch.  I believe
the paiting was in that style (sorry I don't know anything about art,
so I don't have the nomenclature.  But the paiting had the bed in the
background, and possibly a window.  I think the wife was in it as
well.  But it looks like that is part of it if that is possible.

Clarification of Question by seanlibby-ga on 11 Mar 2006 12:22 PST
I apologize for the repeated spelling of painting as paiting by the
way.  No idea why that happened.

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 11 Mar 2006 13:49 PST
Hello seanlibby-ga,

Is the work you're looking for a painting or a drawing? Here is a
catalogue of Van Gogh's works that might be helpful.

http://www.vggallery.com/

Good luck.

~ czh ~

Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 11 Mar 2006 15:39 PST
The drawing I indicated is actually an early sketch of the Van Gogh
painting Old Man Mourning. This is the entire painting and there is no
bed present:
http://www.vggallery.com/painting/p_0702.htm

Perhaps this is the painting you recall. 
'Death in the Sickroom'
http://www.calarts.edu/~rjaster/edvard-munch/Paintings/death/deathInSickroom_3.jpg

Please let me know if this is the one you remember. It was painted by
Edvard Munch, who sometimes painted in a style very similar to Van
Gogh. To illustrate this, one of his more notable works was that of
'The Scream', shown here:
http://www.wyldeart.com/Galleries/Expressionist/Edvard_Munch/Images/TheScream1Up.jpg

tutuzdad-ga

Clarification of Question by seanlibby-ga on 12 Mar 2006 18:00 PST
I am relatively certain it was not a Van Gogh.  It could have been
Munch.  It is certainly not that "Death in a Sickroom."  The style was
very similar to that drawing posted by tutuzdad, but there was much
more context.  You knew from looking at it that the old guy's wife was
dead.  I am also pretty confident that the title was "Nothing Left." 
Is there a reliable way to search on painting titles?
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Subject: Re: Question on paiting which appeared in Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in
From: myoarin-ga on 11 Mar 2006 03:59 PST
 
Not by van Gogh.  I found this by Edvard Munch:

http://www.munch.museum.no/grafikk/result1.asp?title=death+of+the+bohemian&katnr=&mmreg=&schiefler=&aarFra=&aarTil=&method=%25&submit.x=25&submit.y=12

I can envision such a painting by a German artist of the period, but
can't find one or remember the artist.
If you could tell us if it was in color and whether you remember it
being more impressionistic or more romantic, that might help.
Subject: Re: Question on paiting which appeared in Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in
From: seanlibby-ga on 12 Mar 2006 18:02 PST
 
This Munch one was certainly not it.  I want to say it was a drawing. 
Fairly realistic, though sketchlike.  Could have been charcoal maybe? 
I can't recall if it was color or not.
Subject: Re: Question on paiting which appeared in Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in
From: jeffcutter-ga on 07 Aug 2006 09:47 PDT
 
I was just about to post the same question - I too visited the Van
Gogh museum, around new years 2005.  The paiting was definitely not a
Van Gogh, and was based in the other artists section, on the ground
floor, to the left of the front entry way.

I've searched for a name for it periodically, and was going to again
today, when I found your post.  Sorry I can't answer, but I know it's
not a Van Gogh or a Munch (at least not one of the Munch's shown so
far).

I too am positive the name was "Nothing left" or at least that was the
translation.  Overall the painting was very dark.   Definitely in
color, but not much more than brown... Woman on the left, man in chair
by her bedside, only light in the musty room streaming in through the
window over the woman's bed, man distraught.  Made me hope that my
parents never die.
Subject: Re: Question on paiting which appeared in Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in
From: talking_monkeys-ga on 02 Sep 2006 22:17 PDT
 
The painting is by the Dutch painter Jozef IsraŽls (1824-1911).

I saw that same painting in the Van Gogh Museum back then and also
would love to find a print of it. So far I can't even find a photo of
it on the internet but I did find an etching someone else did of the
painting here:

http://www.neartexchange.com/images/bichard.jpg
Subject: Re: Question on paiting which appeared in Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in
From: mrmarco-ga on 29 Oct 2006 21:39 PST
 
I too saw this painting in Amsterdam in the late 90's. The English
translation is Nothing Left / Alone.
By sheer luck, I found a page in Spanish with an image (580x360) of it:

http://www.fisterra.com/human/3arte/pintura/solo_en_mundo.asp

The Spanish translation is "alone in the world".

There is also a chance that this painting might have moved to the Museum Mesdag.
http://www.museummesdag.nl/

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