Tuesday, October 13

Van Gogh - The Church at Auvers

Right: The Church at Auvers, 1890, Van Gogh Left: Auvers's Church This is what Van Gogh wrote to his sister about this painting: "I have a larger picture of the village church — an effect in which the building appears to be violet-hued against a sky of simple deep blue colour, pure cobalt; the stained-glass windows appear as ultramarine blotches, the roof is violet and partly orange. In the foreground some green plants in bloom, and sand with the pink flow of sunshine in it. And once again it is nearly the same thing as the studies I did in Nuenen of the old tower and the cemetery, only it is probably that now the colour is more expressive, more sumptuous." It is always amazing to read Van Gogh letters and the way he talks about his work. There is always happiness and great excitement not only about his work but the work of many artists he liked. I always like to remind that Van Gogh said: "Painting is such a joy for me."


Sandee said...

He indeed took drab and made it very colorful. He's right about the color being more express and sumptuous. Excellent.

Have a terrific day Ana. Big hug. :)

Ana said...