Monday, March 29, 2010


This is the No. 90Th painting in my 365/2010 series.
You are looking at one painting from four different sides.
Size: 36X48 inches, (3 feetX4feet)
Medium: Acrylics, salt and denatured alcohol
Please look at the painting first but then PLEASE read about Van Gogh.
In the top picture, find the SILVER (grayish) lines and follow it to see a rendition of "THE BEDROOM AT ARLES"
In the 2ND. picture, find the GOLD lines and follow them to reveal a rendition of "THE NIGHT CAFE.
In the 3rd. picture find the white (brightest) lines and follow them to see my version of one of
Vincent's self portraits. one without his ear.
and in the last picture find the black line and follow it to reaveal a portrait of Van Gogh with his ear.
Vincent Wellen Van Gogh was born (the second time) March 30, 1853 in Zundurt, Holland and died July 29, in 1890, at the age of 37 from an infection from a gunshot would 2 months earlier. Van Gogh is at the top of my list of 10 favorite artist. Perhaps in the top three.
Read yesterday's post about his birth. Van Gogh produced about 900 painting, drawings, sk etches and general art pieces during his short life. He worked as a store clerk, art dealer and preacher before dedicating his life to art. Most of what is known about his "Lust for Life" is taken from a collection of letters to and from his brother Theo. Theo was Vincents best friend, supporter and encourager. Vincent sold only one painting while living and that was at Theo's encouragement. Van Gogh didn't think art was ready for the public. I could write volumes of what I've learned and believe about Van Gogh but then thats already been done and as much of it is as fictitious or conjecture as it is truth. Want to know more about Van Gogh. Read the collection of letters to and from Theo. also rent and watch "LUST FOR LIFE" the academy award winning film (Kirk Douglas won best actor for his portrait of Vincent)and rent 'DEAR THEO" a two hour soliloquy by Lennard Niemoid. It's fantastic.
I do hope you like what I do.
Comments and/or remarks are encouraged and welcomed.

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