The challenge of painting at night intrigued Van Gogh. The vantage point he chose for Starry Night Over the Rhone allowed him to capture the reflections of the gas lighting in Arles across the glimmering blue water of the Rhone. In the foreground, two lovers stroll by the banks of the river. Ever since Van […]
Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890), Antwerp, January-February 1886 oil on canvas, 32.3 cm x 24.8 cm Credits (obliged to state): Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation) This skeleton with a lit cigarette in its mouth is a juvenile joke. Van Gogh painted it in early 1886, while studying at the art academy […]
The Red Vineyards, Vincent Van Gogh The Red Vineyards near Arles is an oil painting by the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, executed on a privately primed Toile de 30 piece of burlap in early November 1888. It supposedly is the only piece sold by the artist while he was alive.
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, […]