Thursday, January 20, 2011

Vincent Van Gogh - Thursday's Blart ♥

Vincent Van Gogh  was the greatest impressionist artist who ever lived.  A personal opinion of course and one that I am sure many would agree with.  An interesting fact about Van Gogh is that he sold only ONE painting during his lifetime......the Red Vineyard.   

The  Red Vineyard  at Arles is an oil on canvas which was painted in November of 1888.  It is now the property of the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Russia, Europe. 

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.  
♦♦♦  Vincent Van Gogh  ♦♦♦ 

Sometimes it's not just the voice within but also the voices of critics too.  That's when I put on the headphones, turn up the vol. on the Ipod and paint away.  Slinging paint is great therapy.  Watch out critics I might sling a little on you.  Look what Pollock created by slinging paint with little more than sticks plucked from trees in his yard at times.  He created an entire new abstract movement.  If my work doesn't move you then step aside and let someone else take a passion may move pick up a stick or a brush and sling some paint.  Art Therapy at it's best!

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