November 1, 2013

Vincent Van Gogh; Inspired Art from an Indomitable Spirit

Wheat Field with Cypresses, 1889,National Gallery, London.

Vincent Van Gogh, was so very unique in his approach to art and although his contemporaries were more successful partly because they rendered form more accurately, it is certainly debatable that their work showed the passion which Vincent Van Gogh's art displayed. As far as the world at large, I am sure people recognize Vincent Van Gogh's name more frequently than any artist in the Impressionist movement, perhaps because of the tragic life he lived but I hope they also experience the genius and mastery of a work done because of and in spite of his tortured soul. The miracle is that he believed in himself enough to continue his art through such adversity, thank God for his brother Theo who supported him both emotionally and financially. To see his work in person and to also experience the texture which is an integral part of the experience is just wonderful. He is so much more than a starving artist and his is a success far beyond this material world. Perhaps it is an artists strength of spirit and life experience which is also reflected in a work of art, I hope so.

Daubigny's Garden, July 1890, Auvers,Kunstmuseum Basel,
 one of Van Gogh's late works[130]

Starry Night Over the Rhone, 1888,Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

The Café Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night, September 
1888,Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands

To find more of Vincent Van Gogh's art and information on his life
This is where I found these paintings and there are plenty more posted there.

 I just needed to say how valid and important his work is and dear to many peoples hearts and obviously from this post, to mine..