Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Happy Birthday, Vincent!

Wheatfield with Crows - Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Today we celebrate the birthday of Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh, whose ingenious visionary legacy is treasured and adored by art fans around the globe.

a photo of the van gogh painting wheatfield with crows amsterdam

I was first exposed to Vincent's work by, of all things, a jigsaw puzzle. My mom bought the puzzle (a painting of a farm with fields and fencing) when I was about ten years old. I remember us sitting at the kitchen table working to put it together.

Van Gogh's unique style jumped out even from a flat reproduction. Those magical brush strokes! I'm filled with wonder every time I look at one of these incomparable masterpieces.

Thank you for sharing your art with us, Vincent. You brought great pleasure into this world during your tragically short life. We are forever in your debt.

Camera: Nikon D800E
Lens:     Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

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