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Van Gogh And Flowers By Mari Summers

  in Arts and entertainment | Published 2016-11-29 08:19:14 | 183 Reads | Unrated

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We know Vincent Van Gogh as the author of surreal city views and phantasmagoric sceneries that overturn our vision of reality. But he was also fascinated with the fragile beauty of nature. Floral motifs can be distinctly traced throughout the artist’s entire body of work. We many think Van Gogh wa s crazy, but the way he depicts flowers reveal his peaceful, sensitive side. These amazing flower paintings will change your perception of Van Gogh!

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In search of harmony

We know Vincent Van Gogh as the author of surreal city views and phantasmagoric sceneries that overturn our vision of reality. But he was also fascinated with the fragile beauty of nature. Floral motifs can be distinctly traced throughout the artist’s entire body of work. We many think Van Gogh was crazy, but the way he depicts flowers reveal his peaceful, sensitive side. These amazing flower paintings will change your perception of Van Gogh!

Unwithering bouquets        
 

i>Van Gogh ‘Almond Blossom’

Here is probably the gentlest and purest of the artist’s creations. Depicting a tender branch of an almond tree that just started blooming, he charms us with a sensual duo of blue and white that immediately fills the air with the fragrant breath of spring. During that period, flat colors and distinct outlines resembling Japanese woodblock prints were actively used by Van Gogh. ‘Almond Blossom’ painting is just one of the many works he completed that year observing the blossoming orchards of Arles.

  • Van Gogh ‘Irises’

Another work that draws the eye with a vivid combination of green and violet is Van Gogh’s famous ‘Irises.’ To create this painting, he spent many hours in the garden examining the palette, silhouettes and movement of the flowers. As a result, ‘Irises’ strike us with a variety of twisting, undulating and meandering shapes so soft and gentle yet so full of life and vigor. We can almost sense them growing, penetrating the sodden ground and getting heavy with fresh buds.

  • Van Gogh ‘Red Poppies and Daisies’

Showing a lovely bunch of poppies, cornflowers and daisies in a plain clay pot, this painting gives us a colorful glimpse of rural romance. The hues of red, green, violet and white sprinkled with dots of yellow form a warm palette that carries you away to sunny meadows filled with voices of beetles and crickets among the blooming flowers. Performed in Van Gogh’s typical manner, this simple bouquet bears a touch of spontaneity that adds more character to the composition.

  • Van Gogh ‘Japanese Vase with Roses and Anemones’

Thrilled with traditional Japanese painting, the artist tried to incorporate its features into his own experimental style. Using various yellows and oranges, he creates a glowing image that seems to radiate light and warmth. A couple of red roses in the upper left corner, an ornate Japanese vase of green glass and saturated black contours outlining the leaves and the stalks make up a very atmospheric ensemble full of contemporary elegance.

 

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