Posts tagged painting.
Johnny Cash, part of a series of musicians I’m doing c:
Watercolor on Illustration Board
July 27, 1890: Vincent van Gogh shoots himself.
He died two days later, at age thirty-seven. In late 1888, van Gogh, desperate and growing increasingly unstable, had confronted his friend Paul Gauguin with a knife, before using it to cut off part of his own ear. He was taken to a hospital, where he remained in a delirious state (the locals called him “the redheaded madman”) before committing himself to an asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Here, the artist painted one of his most beloved works - The Starry Night. And ironically, it was while van Gogh was in an asylum that interest in his work actually began to build, drawing attention from men like Monet and Pissaro. He left Saint-Rémy in May 1890 to stay in Auvers-sur-Oise, where he spent the last days of his life.
On July 27, 1890, van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a revolver, though the initial impact did not kill him; in fact, he walked all the way back to the house where he had been staying before an infection began to take effect. His brother Theo, one of the few people with whom van Gogh remained in close correspondence with all his life, visited him before his death. His last words were, according to Theo:
The sadness will last forever.
In his entire lifetime, Vincent van Gogh sold only one painting (Red Vineyard at Arles).
The works of Anglo-Welsh painter Frank Brangwyn.
how to paint a squirrel
i dont know what i expected
me when i paint
good attention to detail
Zurich-based artist Andy Denzler’s work is a fuzzy, semi-surreal reminder of the times we live in. The paintings feel like paused VHS tapes, harsh analog moments captured on scratchy film, a now obsolete textural visual quality. Up close, you can see the softness of the oils and the haze of the brushstrokes, which lend the paintings a satisfying internal contradiction.
This technique is amazing.
The Gross Clinic by Thomas Eakins, 1875
“The Count of Monte Cristo” and others
by Mead Schaeffer, American Golden Era illustrator.
I would kill to be able to paint like this. Such great use of color and value.
was not informed of this man.
My sentiments exactly. This is art that I want on my walls and it certainly has aspects that I would love to incorporate into my work. It has a “Rockwell meets Pulp” feeling to it.