Friday, May 9, 2014

All time favorite artist

One of my all time favorite artist is actually a painter. He is the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. He had a rather unique way of painting especially when catching the essence of light. He also painted a lot of landscapes, and places (inside buildings) where he spent a lot of his time and painted those as well. The way that he painted was kind of like a quick scratchy way where he would just have lines and swirls that would be divided with so much color in one place. Of course one of my all time favorite painting and famous painting would be his "Starry Night". I love the colors and how it swirls together across the whole canvas drawing your eyes into the night sky as his were when he painted it. Did you know that the famous "Starry Night", was actually the second of his starry night paintings? Yes he did one before the famous "Starry Night". It was called the "Starry Night Over the Rhone". This was a landscape view of the Rhone river where there was also a night sky but the flickering lights in the background was of houses that were very far away from the harbor. It shows a couple together walking across the beach sand where the water is washing up along the shore line. It's beautiful and I highly recommend that you take a look at it.

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