Vincent van Gogh is a famous and unappreciated creator with an interesting life journey.
On the Internet you can find a lot of facts about Vincent van Gogh, some of them a true and the others are not. Today we will not take these facts to pieces, we will only tell about the most productive period of the painter, about the time when he became a post-impressionist and started to use colors actively.
After being in Paris Vincent came to Arles. The south sin influenced on the man strongly. Before that, he thought that had seen all colors in Paris but they were nothing comparing to Arles. He lived in Arles more than a year and created more than two hundred artworks there. “The Yellow House” (1888), “The Sower” (1888), “Terrace of a Café at Night” (1888), “Three Sunflowers in a Vase” (1888), “The Starry Night” (1888) and other works. He wanted to reach the level when people would think that he had deep feelings.
Van Gogh liked Japanese engravings a lot, he was inspired with them and tried to learn how to show this clearness and at the same time not being boring. He wanted to reach this naturalness which was in every touch of Japanese artists. Trying to copy this style he created an absolutely new way of showing ordinary objects and landscapes.
There is also an interesting detail for every gallery visitor. If you stand in the distance of some meters from van Gogh’s pictures it will seem that the pictures are of three dimensions. Take a few steps towards the picture and you will notice that the canvas is full of huge clots of oil paints. This effect was made using not brushes but fingers. It was not a new method of painting but it was made in an absolutely new way. If there is no opportunity to visit a gallery with the world’s best art, open artchive.com and look at least at colors which Vincent used.