|Van Gogh- Self portrait 1887|
There are no Irises, Sunflowers or Starry nights but the exhibition explains Van Gogh's love of nature and how he portrayed the seasons. I hired one of the headsets that definitely helped block out the crowd and made the exhibition more interesting.
When Van Gogh began painting they were quite dark but his paintings changed dramatically when he moved to Paris and could enjoy the sunshine and wonderful colour.
Here are some in the autumn section.
|The Green Vineyard 1888|
|The Olive Grove with two Olive Pickers 1889|
The Winter paintings are much more sombre but still have a lovely glow of light on the horizon.
|Snow covered field with a harrow|
|The parsonage garden at Nuenen in the snow 1885|
I only took one photo of spring.
|River bank in Springtime 1887|
|Trees and undergrowth 1887|
|A wheat field with cypresses|
|Wildflowers and carnations 1887|
|Roses and Peonies 1886|
I love Van Gogh's paintings and my very favourite is Starry Night that I saw in Canberra a few years ago. It just glowed and I was quite awe struck by it, I hope to get to see it again one day.
We studied Van Gogh a few years ago with the Waverley Art Quilters and I made an embroidered quilt inspired by Starry Night.
|A Starry Night by Linda Steele|
Van Gogh lived from 1853 to 1890, so he was only 37 when he died. What a shame he died so young and was such a troubled soul.
The exhibition is on until July 8th 2017 so there is still time to get there if you live in Melbourne or will be here visiting.
Bye for now,