Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Pic Today 4/6/16


VAN GOGH
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL

To view a Van Gogh oil painting,
up close and in person,
is to appreciate his genius.
How his minimal swirling brush strokes
can capture the essence and atmosphere
   of the countryside, a scene . . .

like his "Stairway At Auvers"
(1890, oil on canvas),
permanent collection St. Louis Art Museum.

How efficient his use of colors,
his brush movement,
to capture this composition.
An elderly man descending a stairway,
while two pair of women
walk along a French village road.

In one his final letters,
he described Auvers as
"the real countryside,
of grave beauty."

His brush must have moved quickly.
What genius.

4 comments:

  1. ohh I love this♥♥

    i think he was a reall master such a depht in his paintings♥♥sometimes i wonder if Munch did look at his paintings..I see a similiar in his work..By the way..didnt Gogh cut of his ear??Was he deluded?
    But he did some nice work..thanx for inspiration!!I have to go to the art museum a day♥♥

    anita

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  2. Es una suerte poder ver de cerca un Van Gogh, es un pintor que me fascina.

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  3. Un de mes peintres préférés.
    Merci
    Bye

    Roger

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  4. I have been to a fair amount of museums, all over, but can't recall viewing a Van Gogh in person. What talent.

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