Van Gogh and the Postman

“I’m now working on the portrait of a postman with his dark blue uniform with yellow. A head something like that of Socrates, almost no nose, a high forehead, bald pate, small grey eyes, high coloured full cheeks, a big beard, pepper and salt, big ears.” Vincent van Gogh READ FULL ESSAY: Christie’s “While Roulin…

Johannes Vermeer: The Milkmaid (c. 1657-8)

“Bach based his chorale Christum wir sollen loben schon – part of his cantata of the same name, BWV 121 – on a hymn by Martin Luther from 1524. This was in turn based on the Latin hymn A solis ortus cardine, by Caelius Sedulius from ca 450. For this recording soprano Viola Blache made…

Van Gogh and Japan: Part 3

Japan in Arles “In early 1888, Van Gogh moved to Arles in the south of France, where he hoped to establish an art colony. Believing that painting could be reinvented through the genre of portraiture, he encouraged his fellow artists to paint themselves, and then to exchange the canvases. After receiving self-portraits from Emile Bernard…

Vincent van Gogh: L’homme est en mer (1889)

“Painted at Saint-Rémy in October 1889, Van Gogh’s haunting depiction of a young mother, pining for her husband away at sea, is a brilliant example of the artist’s transformative vision of a time-honoured subject… L’Homme est en mer is Van Gogh’s own interpretation of a work of the same title by his contemporary, the French…

Exhibition: Van Gogh in America (DIA)

“Van Gogh in America, at the Detroit Institute of Arts (2 October-22 January 2023), is the first show to tell the story of how US art lovers discovered Vincent’s work in the early 20th century. After a slow start, American collectors eventually flocked to buy his paintings, with many of their acquisitions ending up in…

Vincent van Gogh: Pietà (after Delacroix) 1889

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, September 1889 In the Autumn of 1889, Vincent remains ill. Consoling himself by copying works from some of his favorite artists, Vincent works in a small studio in the asylum of Saint Paul of Mausole in Saint Remy de Provence as he recovers from a prolonged episode of mental illness. To Theo, his brother,…

Hauser: La Califfa

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Vincent van Gogh Meets Dr. Who

This is a perfectly imagined and executed scene. Image Credit: Vincent Van Gogh, 1853-1890, Self-portrait, (1889). Paris, Orsay. by jean louis mazieres, Via Flickr: (Source: https://www.flickr.com/). Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Vincent van Gogh: Laboureur dans un champ, St Remy (1889)

Click For Enlarged Detail Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside Details Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) Laboureur dans un champ oil on canvas 19 7/8 x 25 ½ in. (50.3 x 64.9 cm.) Painted in Saint Rémy, early September 1889 image source: Christies Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Vincent van Gogh: Fishing in Spring, the Pont de Clichy (1887)

In technique, Fishing in Spring is a testament to Vincent van Gogh’s friendship with Paul Signac. Van Gogh had seen works by Signac and Georges Seurat in the spring of 1886 at the final Impressionist exhibition. Signac was an eloquent spokesman for Seurat’s pioneering Neo-Impressionism, explaining it as a natural development of Impressionism. Under Signac’s…

Eva Cassidy: Fields of Gold

One of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard…. Hear More Tag: Eva Cassidy At Sunnyside Eva Cassidy at youtube Eva Cassidy music Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Van Gogh: Two Cypresses (1889)

Cypresses was painted in late June 1889, shortly after Van Gogh began his yearlong stay at the asylum in Saint-Rémy. The subject, which he found “beautiful as regards lines and proportions, like an Egyptian obelisk,” both captivated and challenged the artist: “It’s the dark patch in a sun-drenched landscape, but it’s one of the most…

Van Gogh & Japan: Part 1

“All my work is based to some extent on Japanese art…” Vincent to his brother Theo from Arles, 15 July 1888 What did Van Gogh learn from Japanese prints? Vincent van Gogh and his brother Theo had an extensive collection of Japanese prints. I want to understand how Japanese art changed van Gogh’s painting. Van…

Matthijs Maris: Brook in the Woods near Oosterbeek (c.1860)

Read More Wikipedia contributors, “Matthijs Maris,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Matthijs_Maris&oldid=861294392 (accessed January 13, 2019). Sources Rijksmuseum Amsterdam online catalogue Wikimedia Commons contributors, “File:Beek in het bos bij Oosterbeek Rijksmuseum SK-A-2275.jpeg,” Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Beek_in_het_bos_bij_Oosterbeek_Rijksmuseum_SK-A-2275.jpeg&oldid=334552519 (accessed January 13, 2019). Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Han Snel: Market Scene (1977)

BALI: ISLE OF INSPIRATION The island of Bali has long been a rich source of inspiration to artists, writers, musicians and dancers from around the world. A province of Indonesia located between the islands of Java and Lombok, Bali has been celebrated by locals and visitors alike for its natural beauty as well as its…

Jan van Kessel: Butterflies, Moths and More… (1654)

Cabinet of Curiosities in Paint Often produced as pendants, Jan van Kessel’s detailed depictions of insects, flowers and plants were sought after by collectors. They should be seen in the context of cabinets of curiosities. Van Kessel belonged to a famous dynasty of painters and is indebted in style and technique to his grandfather, Jan Brueghel…

Vincent van Gogh: Le moissonneur d’après Millet (1889)

Homage to Millet Painted at Saint-Rémy in September 1889 at a critical moment in the penultimate year of Vincent van Gogh’s life, Le moissonneur (d’après Millet) pays homage to the artist whom he most admired and respected: Jean-François Millet. Charged with intense colour and electrifying brushwork, this painting dates from the beginning of one of…

Jan Toorop: O Grave, Where Is Thy Victory? (1892)

Many thanks to Roos Zwart LandArtist for pointing me to this artwork. 🙂 Who Is Jan Toorop? Johannes Theodorus ‘Jan’ Toorop was a Dutch-Indonesian painter, who worked in various styles, including Symbolism, Art Nouveau, and Pointillism. His early work was influenced by the Amsterdam Impressionism movement. Wikipedia A Poem: Forgiveness My heart was heavy, for…

Jan Toorop: Mother (1891)

Who Is Jan Toorop? Johannes Theodorus ‘Jan’ Toorop (20 December 1858 – 3 March 1928) was a Dutch-Indonesian painter, who worked in various styles, including Symbolism, Art Nouveau, and Pointillism. His early work was influenced by the Amsterdam Impressionism movement. Click For Enlarged Detail Best viewed At Sunnyside Image Credit Image Credit: Wikimedia.org Read More…

Jan Toorop: The Tide, Vloed (1891)

Who Is Jan Toorop? Alongside Vincent van Gogh, Piet Mondrian, and Kees van Dongen, Jan Toorop is one of only a few Dutch artists from the turn of the 20th century to enjoy international fame and recognition. Born on the island of Java, which at the time was a Dutch colony, he came to Europe…

Jacob Maris: Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer…in Oosterbeek (c.1861-1862)

Jacob Maris and The Hague School Like his two younger brothers, Willem Maris and Matthijs Maris, Jacob Maris (1837 – 1899) was a Dutch  draughtsman, printmaker, and landscape painter of the Hague School, a group of artists who lived and worked in The Hague between 1860 and 1890. Their work was heavily influenced by the…