August 17, 2015
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has been showing four of van Gogh’s paintings— those he did just before leaving the asylum he was in for two years. In the link you will see the comment that caught my eye: ” Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) brought his work in Provence to a close with exuberant bouquets of spring flowers—two of irises and two of roses, in contrasting formats and color schemes—in which he sought to impart a “calm, unremitting ardor” to his “last touch of the brush.”
(There is also a video to watch. See link at the bottom.)
For art lovers out there the images on the Met site and the video give some interesting insights into the colors that he used to impart that feeling.
Take a moment to stop and smell the roses, so to speak.
What are your favorite Van Gogh works?