Saturday, 29 March 2014

FAMOUS ARTISTS BIRTHDAY - MINI MASTER SERIES - VINCENT VAN GOGH - POST IMPRESSIONIST, EXPRESSIONIST

VAN GOGH TREES
PAINTING BY SEA DEAN AFTER VINCENT VAN GOGH
4" x 4" Mini Master on Canvas Panel
Homage to Famous Artists on their birthday

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Vincent Van Gogh stood out amongst his contemporaries because of his expressive brushwork and it is this technique which intimidated me so, that I almost didn't celebrate his birthday. This is not because it is difficult to copy his work in oil and in the original size, but converting it to miniature and painting in acrylic, now that IS difficult. Acrylics resist impasto style work and tend to flatten when drying, even with skillful use of gels, while oils do the opposite, resisting mingling and flattening.

Always one to take on a challenge, here is my MINI MASTER version of detail from "Wheatfield with Cypresses" from July 1889


VINCENT WILLEM VAN GOGH

30 March 1853 Born at Groot-Sundert, north Brabant
He was the son of a clergyman. Three of his brothers were Art dealers and both he and his brother Theo followed suit.
1869 Vincent was an Art dealer for Goupil & Co at The Hague
1873 Transferred to London branch
1875 Transferred to Paris branch
1876 Was dismissed and tried several things including preaching.
1880 He turned to painting and his more successful brother Theo gave him an allowance
1886 He changed his colour palette when he visited Paris and saw Impressionist, Neo-Impressionist and Japanese prints
1888 Painted in Arles
1889 Argued with Gaugin and entered asylum at St Remy and Auvers
1890, in July, he died by his own hand at Auvers



Cat # 14065 Van Gogh Trees