Decades passed before it was widely appreciated that Vincent van Gogh was a genius. It has taken even longer to fully understand that his life was a disaster
Art of the Day: Van Gogh, Iris, May 1890. Oil on cardboard, 62.2 x 48.3 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
“I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels tenderly” Happy birthday Van Gogh!
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890) | Wheat Field with Cypresses | 1889
"The Starry Night" when you saw it with your own eyes?http://bit.ly/1FaHDwc
[Vincent van Gogh. "The Starry Night." Saint Rémy, June 1889. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 2012. Photo by Martin Seck]
Here’s his drawing of La Crau from Montmajour http://ow.ly/KXR1m
Happy birthday to Vincent van Gogh! In his work “Street in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer,” Van Gogh captures the vibrant beauty of a Mediterranean fishing village.
The artist’s endearing image of the town, with its lush vegetation and warm cottages set against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea, is also a framework for his exploration of complementary colors.
The painting is now on view at the Kimbell as a part of “The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Collection.”
Happy birthday to Vincent van Gogh, born today in 1853. On view now in our collection gallery, see his 1889 "Mountains at Saint-Rémy," painted in the final years of his life from the grounds of a hospital in the southern French town of Saint-Rémy, where the artist was in recovery:http://gu.gg/KYOd5