Tuesday Mar 30, 2010
The Impasto Master—my homage to Vincent
Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh was born this day in 1853.
Here’s a repost from several years ago.
Vincent van Gogh’s life as a tortured artist has become a cliche while his art continues to sell at auction for many millions of dollars.
But the living Vincent was far from a cliche; he was a breathing, feeling, and astute person; he was lucid when he painted his remarkable canvases, and when he wrote his many letters, which provide us with an unusual opportunity as voyeurs to see inside his soul.
Here’s a wonderful website that offers Vincent’s letters, and you can search by topic as well.
His letters to his brother Theo are a narrative of his life as an artist who was not attached to the confines of impressionism, the modern art of his era.