Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pablo 06 Vincent Van Gogh

          Another of my favorite painters is Vincent Van Gogh, a Dutch post-impressionist painter.  He is most commonly know for his painting Starry Night in which he depicts the night sky outside his bedroom window of a mental institution.  Like his other paintings Starry night uses a thick application of paint, bright colors, and plenty of movement with harsh brushstrokes.

            Quit popular subject matter for Van Gogh include portraits and landscapes.  Van Gogh’s portraits include a vast amount of people he had encountered but curiously enough his most famous ones are of himself. Also a common thread in his landscape paintings are cypress trees and flowering orchards.

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