Dutch iconic artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) spent about two years in Paris, where these two works of art were created, now together again in the esteemed collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
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Reposted blog. DREAM TIDES, PEACOCK WAVES Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides. Unknown Blue Seascape, Wave Effect created by French painter George Lacombe (1868-1916) symbolizes the spirt of The Nabis (meaning prophet in Hebrew), a group of avant-garde artists who rebelled against naturalism and realism in art. Instead they believed […]
Dutch icon Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) created some of his most expressive landscapes of autumn in his home country of the Netherlands. Poplars Near Nuenen was painted in Nuenen where he lived with his family for a few years in the mid-1880s. Another work of art produced during this period was the internationally renowned The Potato […]
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake…. Henry David Thoreau* Symbolist French artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) is rarely surpassed in his extraordinary representations of flowers. The writings of author Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) continue to be relevant in the 21st century, ranging from the environment to politics. *A Week on the Concord […]
How do two artists interpret a similar subject–in this case the houses and cottages of the 19th century countryside? You might want to compare the approaches of French artist Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927) and iconic master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), who were friends as well as colleagues.
Dutch iconic artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) created some 150 works of art while at the asylum of St. Paul-de-Mausole near Saint Remy in southern France. Above Vincent takes the viewer into the entrance hall of the institution where he resided from May, 1889 to May, 1890.
Internationally famed artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) is probably best known for his series of olive orchards. However, in the painting above, he focused on the expressive beauty of a solitary mulberry tree.
I’ll be away for the next week. In the meantime, you might want to meet Flèche, immortalized by then teenage artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901).
I have a portrait of myself, all ash-colored…..But exaggerating my personality. Also. I looked more for the character of a bonze, a simple worshipper of the eternal Buddha. Excerpt from letter by Van Gogh, 10/3/1888 to Paul Gauguin
Just think of that; isn’t it almost a new religion that these Japanese teach us, who are so simple and live in nature as if they themselves were flowers? Vincent van Gogh, letter to brother Theo, 9/24/1888