Saturday, February 5, 2011
A smidgen of Art Hsitory.... Vincent Van Gogh
Van Gogh left this world by his own hand at the age of 37. Although he was, as we know now , an artist of singular ability and extraordinary vision, he was mostly unnoticed in his own lifetime.
His art is full of passion, and life and reflects a vibrant tone of Optimism and wonder, and yet the mind that created these beautiful works and vingettes of rural european life, was a very troubled one. Van Gogh suffered terribly from bouts of depression and was frequently institutionalized. In fact many of his lovely landscapes were painted from the window of his cell . His self destructive behavior and mental illness is oddly seldom reflected in his work.
He is credited with Over 900 Paintings and 1200 Sketches and Watercolours and todays technology has shown via xray ,that he in fact painted over many pieces, hinding from us a large part of his work.
Just a smidgen of Art History......
Posted by Tracy Moreau at 5:07 PM