Monday, July 12, 2021

Van Gogh, “Starry Night Over the Rhone”, 1888

Sometimes I wonder what the world looked like to painters of this era “Post Impressionism” — especially those suffering emotional and mental health issues like Van Gogh who suffered from depression for years but created a tremendous number of classic and endurable artworks in the last two years of his life

All of his art strikes me as incredibly beautiful and pleasing to the eye, especially his bold and dramatic use of color and his rendering of familiar objects in slightly “off” ways that are still quite recognizable.