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Yellow Wings / Heavy with Seeds (Haiku)

yellow wings /
in the sunflower petals –  /
a goldfinch //

heavy with seeds /
the August sunflower /
can’t lift its head // 70 more words

Abstracting From Expressionism

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has staged an exhibition about the development of Expressionism in art (June 8 through September 14, 2014). Starting with the Post-Impressionist era, the exhibit tracks the changes in artists’ outlooks and the works they produced. 676 more words

Abstract Art

Doctor Who, 1984, and Les Miserables!

WOW! I cannot even handle how long it has been since I’ve posted! Please accept my apologies! I’m so sorry! Because of this unfortunate situation I am going to combine three days into one post! 404 more words

A Tortured Angel, Gone To Heaven

Nothing noir-ish, nothing horror-ific, nothing tawdry or salacious for once.

July 29th, 1890, 124 years ago, Vincent Van Gogh succumbed to the injuries from his self-inflicted gunshot wound, and passed away. 217 more words

Artists, Illustrators & Photo Arts

Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam || The world of Van Gogh: Photographs by Emmy Andriesse from the print collection || until 05.10.2014

Emmy Andriesse, Man from Arles, 1951-1952, © Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden/Joost Elffers

This year we celebrate the birth a hundred years ago of Emmy Andriesse (1914-1953), an important photographer of the first half of the twentieth century; a perfect occasion for showing her photographs from the Van Gogh Museum collection. 143 more words


#Onthisday in 1890 Vincent van Gogh died.

The son of a pastor, brought up in a religious and cultured atmosphere, Vincent was highly emotional and lacked self-confidence. Between 1860 and 1880, when he finally decided to become an artist, van Gogh had had two unsuitable and unhappy romances and had worked unsuccessfully as a clerk in a bookstore, an art salesman, and a preacher in the Borinage (a dreary mining district in Belgium), where he was dismissed for overzealousness. 349 more words

Real or Doppelgänger of Vincent van Gogh?

Day 83 of Colourisation Project – July 29

The picture has been carefully  analyzed and compared to his self portraits. Some experts think he used the camera obscure technique to trace the lines of his face before painting his later self-portraits and the features have been carefully lined up as a test. 1,017 more words