Walking around the café terrace at night.

  Arshak Andriasov     07/12/2017     Comments (0)

Can you imagine how wonderful it must feel to know that anyone in the world could stand in the very spot that Vincent Van Gogh was creating this painting? So many enlightening conversations must have taken place in this coffee house.   Hand-painted reproduction in oil on canvas of Van Gogh's Cafe Terrace at Night Painted in 1888, the Café Terrace at Night was one of his first set of creations done in Arles. The café still exists, but under the name Café van Gogh. A wonderful gesture done to help bring an imaginative painting into a reality of everyday life. Vincent’s excited inspiration was in full bloom. The flurry with which Mr. Van Gogh created this composition was in a major contrast with the seemingly nocturnal setting. Van Gogh wrote to his sister: "Here you have a...

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The Magical Optimism From The Asylum Room.

  Arshak Andriasov     07/12/2017     Comments (0)

Probably the most famous painting created by Vincent Van Gogh, The Starry Night is a dimmed view from the window of his asylum room. Due to the consistent emotional torment from people, Van Gogh checked himself into Saint-Paul Asylum, where nature brought him inspiration to create again. The Starry Night Not A Failure. Painted in 1889, Mr. Van Gogh called The Starry Night a failure, writing to his brother Theo: "All in all the only things I consider a little good in it are the Wheatfield, the Mountain, the Orchard, the Olive trees with the blue hills and the Portrait and the Entrance to the quarry, and the rest says nothing to me.”   Hand-painted reproduction in oil on canvas of Van Gogh's Starry Night Sadly, Theo did not try to dissuade his opinion: “I clearly sense what preoccupies you...

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The inner vibrancy within the Willows at Sunset.

  Arshak Andriasov     06/11/2017     Comments (0)

Painted in 1888, Vincent Van Gogh delivers a heightened sense of inner vibrancy within his Willows at Sunset. The ability to create an energetic impact, while also being able to have a sense of subdued harmony, makes Mr. Van Gogh a true genius.   If you notice closely, Vincent Van Gogh employs the brushstrokes in a mostly vertical style. The sun, which is clearly revered in this painting, does not participate in this artistic technique. Bringing darker tones from the ground towards a bright sun has deep meaning. One can interpret the Willows at Sunset as a person's journey through life. While a meandering darkness prevails from the ground, Mr. Van Gogh interweaves our joys through lighter colors in between. A sense of hope for a brighter ascension towards the sky ultimately decides this miraculous composition, but...

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Was Van Gogh Left Handed?

  07/09/2017     Comments (0)

Van Gogh’s life and paintings have always been a mystery. One of the most puzzling questions about him is if he is right handed or left handed. Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most well-known post-impressionist painters in the 19th century whose work is notable for its color, emotion, and beauty. Being the son of a pastor, it took a few years for Van Gogh to realize his talent for art. All his life, he was highly emotional and struggled a lot with his identity. Even if he sold just a few paintings in his entire lifetime, he is now known as one of the popular artists of all time.   Self portrait as an artist.1888. What does Van Gogh’s self-portrait tell about his left-handedness? Assuming that Van Gogh used a mirror to paint, after flipping the painting, we can...

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Where Are Van Gogh's Sunflowers?

  07/09/2017     Comments (1)

There are numerous paintings that have been drifting from one gallery to another and each of them is synonymous with Vincent Van Gogh’s name and techniques. The artist is one of the most famous post-impressionist painters of the 19th century.  Even though he lived a very troubled life, his artworks later rose to popularity and wide critical acclaim for his ideas and techniques. The Sunflower Series The Sunflower series of Van Gogh is one of the perfect examples of this. Many scholars suggest that Van Gogh became well known around the world, not because of his other paintings, but because of his sunflower series. One can make a mental connection with the artist once one starts to observe the painting carefully. Van Gogh’s Sunflower series has been duplicated by...

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