Tag Archives: Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh, Gauguin’s Chair, November 1888, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Image Courtesy of 1000Museums.com.

Vincent van Gogh Had a Party for One

The original “tortured artist,” Vincent van Gogh, painted this chair during his good friend and fellow artist, Paul Gauguin’s, visit to his Yellow House in Arles, France, a place that van Gogh dearly hoped would become and artists’ collective someday.  … Continue reading

Vincent van Gogh, Vase with Twelve Sunflowers, 1888, oil on canvas, 35.8" x 28.3", Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Was Van Gogh Color Blind?

He very well may have been.  Click here to read a fascinating article about vision expert Kazunori Asad’s explosive hypothesis.  You’ll find many good illustrations in the article.    

Vincent van Gogh, Sower at Sunset, 1888, oil on canvas, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Vincent van Gogh and Jean-François Millet: Let’s Drink to the Salt of the Earth

 Jean-François Millet’s The Sower was Van Gogh’s favorite painting.  He loved the way the French artist from the Barbizon School painted the peasant in such a way that he is ennobled, yet the scene is unemotional; his face is largely concealed.   Millet presented the laborer as … Continue reading

Vincent van Gogh, The Night Café, September 1888, oil on canvas, 28½” x 36⅓”, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Van Gogh: You Are Here

You are privy to the point of view of a very sick man. The Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh suffered terribly from many diseases including syphilis, epilepsy, and alcoholism.  He also was tremendously anxious and depressed, which is why he … Continue reading