Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Vincent–A Corner of Eternity

Vincent van Gogh, Landscape with a Carriage and Train, 1890, oil on canvas, Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia

The immortal Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) has combined two types of transportation here: the horse drawn wagon and the coal-burning train.  Moving in opposite directions across the flat plains of Auvers, seeming unaware of each other’s existence. Green dominates the landscape, animated by Vincent’s thick brushstrokes. While orange defines the solid roofs of the white houses and poppies dotting the foreground.

A summer day, rain falling regularly on the farmer who labors on our left, almost lost in the vastness of the fields.  Yet, do we miss the sun?

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