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 […]
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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
French artist Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) is often called a Naive painter, evident in The Pink Candle, which has a magical, almost surreal quality to it. Are some of the objects difficult to decipher?
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
French Post-Impressionist Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) explored and interpreted nature in a new way, from the mountain landscape near his home in southern France to the familiar figure of his wife Hortense to displays of fruit, intermingled with pots and vases of flowers.
French master Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) often created portraits of women, ranging from Tahitian natives to the sister of fellow artist Emile Bernard.