Cart with Black Ox
|Cart with Black Ox|
|Dimensions||60 cm (24 in) × 80 cm (31 in)|
|Identifiers||RKDimages ID: 102015|
Cart with Black Ox was owned by a family who had bought it in 1950. It was donated in 2007 to the Portland Art Museum, and as of 2010[update] is the most valuable gift yet made to the museum.
Curator Bruce Guenther argued, "The way the wheel becomes a definition lifted off the surface of the painting with the brush is Van Gogh establishing his vocabulary as a painter. He becomes Van Gogh here."
In 2010, the painting was analyzed by digital X-ray and CT scanning to look for information on the artist's working methods and to add to the database at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. A painted-out flying bird was discovered. A related painting made the same year, Cart with Red and White Ox, is in the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands.
- Susan Stamberg, "Gift Brings Van Gogh's 'Ox-Cart' to Oregon Museum", Morning Edition, National Public Radio, December 3, 2007.
- Joe Rojas-Burke, "OHSU techs look beneath a masterpiece's surface to get a clearer picture of van Gogh", The Oregonian, December 13, 2010, updated March 9, 2012.
- D. K. Row, "The Portland Art Museum scores a painting by Vincent van Gogh", blogs, The Oregonian, October 15, 2007.
- Media related to Cart with Black Ox at Wikimedia Commons
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