Van Gogh's Bedroom
Richard Brettell visited Cincinnati in 2014 to give a lecture on Van Gogh's "Bedroom" at the Taft Museum of Art. The Womens Art Club of Cincinnati has a fundraising dinner with Dr. Brettell the night before the lecture and wanted a 'Special Attraction' for the event. I designed a 3D recreating of the painting rather than an architectural recreation of the room. He told the Womens Art Club that with $400 of materials and about 40 hours of labor my family and I had recreated Van Gogh's "Bedroom" painting better than any major museum. He took a picture of my design and added it to his lecture for the next day and the rest of his tour.
Richard Brettell is among the foremost authorities in the world on Impressionism and French Painting of the period 1830-1930. With three degrees from Yale University, he has taught at The University of Texas, Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, Yale University, and Harvard University and is currently Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies and the Edith O’Donnell Distinguished Chair at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also an international museum consultant with projects in Europe, Asia, and the United States. He established the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Museums at UT Dallas.