Sunday, April 19, 2015

Atlanta Artist, Jill Saur, Inspired By Vincent Van Gogh

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Vincent Van Gogh, Asylum In St. Remy Painting

I vividly remember the day that Van Gogh captured my attention, impacted my emotions and effected my artistic sensibilities.  It was about ten years ago at the High Museum in Atlanta, GA.  I was there to see an exhibit on the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters.  I walked around a corner and looked up to see Van Gogh’s self portrait that he rendered of a Gustave Dore painting, while he was in the asylum at Saint-Remy (see painting above).  This is certainly not one of  Van Gogh’s paintings that comes to most peoples minds, but it’s the one that made tears well up in my eyes.  

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Vincent Van Gogh, "Cafe Terrace At Night"

No artist has had the single most effect on my later years as an artist as Vincent Van Gogh has.  His knowledge and use of complimentary colors with their tints and tones was profound.  Van Gogh was an artistic genius.  Comparing the painting above with the painting below, one can see that Vincent dared to paint the complete spectrum of his emotions.  His transparent honesty and artistic genius amaze me to this day. 

Although Van Gogh created over 2,000 works of art on canvas and paper, and sold only a handful of paintings in his entire life, he is one of the most recognized artists of all time!  If you want to broaden your insights into the life of an artist who was a true genius, study the life, works, and letters of  Vincent Van Gogh! - Jill Saur, Jill Saur Fine Art, LLC.  

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