Tuesday, July 29, 2008

van gogh



On the 118th anniversary of his death, I think enough has been written about Vincent Van Gogh's troubled life. What about his wonderful art? Beyond the sickening prices paid for his work, I think he was so far away from what was being painted at the time, countless artists from then to now have copied his style. His use of color and paint is unmatched, except maybe by Claude Monet. Van Gogh is a painter's painter, when you look at his work, you don't think it's a photo or a fresco or anything else, but a beautiful creation in paint. I had the great opportunity to visit the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, so many beauties there! He by far, one of my favorite painters..

6 comments:

Annie Coe said...

I agree, he is in my top ten all time favorite painters, no one like him and never will be.

Rachel said...

I love Van Gogh's self portraits - especially the one with the blue suit/blue background! His stare is so intense and the contrast of the blue with his reddish hair and beard is amazing.

Sandra Evertson said...

Great post!
Sandra

M.Kate said...

Lovely post and wished i could visit that gallery one day too :)

Kayla coo said...

I love his work.
I enjoyed reading your post.x

Clevelandgirlie said...

Mine too. I've been posting lately about Starry Night (I've painted it and now am stitching over it.) I was inspired by Jude's stitching!