April 19, 2009

Vincent


Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Portrait of Vincent Van Gogh 1887 © Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam/Vincent Van Gogh Foundation

9 comments:

sallymandy said...

He looks like himself--dumb comment, I know, but sometimes different artists' renditions of the same person are do different. I find it fascinating to think that paintings used to serve the same purpose as photos do now, strict recording of what a person looked like.

tony said...

Van The Man!

willow said...

Oh, this is fabulous! And I don't think I've seen this one. I love the soft lines and all the subtle movement.

willow said...

Oh, and I just noticed the wonderful artwork by Jolly Jackson on your sidebar! I had often thought your interiors photo would make a lovely painting! wow!

Will I find more info on Jackson if I click on the pic? I'm off to try...

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R.L. Bourges said...

Just noticed the sidebar thanks to Willow's comment - lovely!

I hadn't seen that T-L in Amsterdam - lovely, I can just imagine how vibrant it must be in 'real time'.

(Just noticed the swirly strokes T-L used, a bit like a bow to Van Gogh's own style.)

Thanks for sharing!

Poetikat said...

I really like the colours in this - reminds me of a fresh pack of pencil crayons-- Those were the days!

I didn't realize Lautrec had done a portrait of Van Gogh.

Kat

Ima Wizer said...

Hi Willow;
Actually my name is POLLY Jackson but I like to think I am occasionally jolly in mood.

I love this portrait of Van Gogh.....notice how it seems to be moving. Due to the brilliant brush stokes going in a circular pattern in many places in the portrait, including the background, one feels that it is vibrant and alive. Wonderful!!

Nabeel said...

I've always admired his painting style. Many say he was depressed. To me he's inspiring and mysterious.