Monday

Vincent Van Gogh

......... Vincent van Gogh...... Born 1853.......

.....Post Impressionist/Pre- Expressionist...

He never began painting till his late twenties after totally failing to become a preacher... very sensitive... an introvert...

His contribution to Art was not recognized in his lifetime ... As with many artists...

Van Gogh was strongly influenced by Paul Gauguin and wanted to form an art colony with him... but that plan fell apart due to Van Gogh's fanatical outbursts.... actually most of his relationships ended due to his erratic behaviour...

Nonetheless, he expressed his deepest emotions in brilliant color......
...painting simple objects, landscapes and many self-portraits with swirls, patches, lines and strokes while living in great poverty of his own wanting... clinging to reality as best he could...

We have evidence of his creative life through correspondence with his art dealer brother, Theo, who funded his artistic life... He achieved his greatest works during the last two years of his life... Imprisoned by psychological trauma until his suicide by gun shot in July 1890... ...tragic genius.... tortured soul... This video of Vincent Van Gogh's Self Portraits was created by Philip Scott Johnson ... please see this Art Resource information and the Vincent gallery about Vincent Van Gogh .

5 comments:

Ruth said...

(Clicked on the video and it says it's no longer available. I wonder if it's my PC problem, since it's the second time that's happened today.)

I have often wondered what it is about Vincent we connect with so deeply. His art is truly amazing. It's almost as if he poured the colors he wanted into his work. I read once that he was "ashen" one year in Paris, then went south and found color, and went nuts for it (sorry). Is he of particular inspiration to you?

Sandy said...

I've seen this one before. Loved it ....

sandy

Sharon said...

Have you ever done a self portrait? Would love to see it if you have!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Ruth, I got john to see if the video worked on his computer and it worked but maybe only because we are on the same connection... if anyone else has tried it and it doesn't play... please let me know as this is the first time I tried putting on a video

Sharon I posted one back a while on jan. 27...but I need a lot more freeing up and experimentation ..
Gotta do more and get loose...

Sandy have you seen his other videos.. they're good.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Ruth, I think it is his tormented soul and his feeling of not being understood that I feel an empathy for...