New moods of van Gogh revealed?

bedroomIn preparation for a new exhibition of paintings by van Gogh and his contemporaries, Vincent van Gogh at Work , new color analyses of hundreds of his paintings, drawings, and notebooks have revealed that he may have been more methodical and less “mad” than previously thought.  In fact the director of the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam says the studies show him to be “goal-oriented”.  This has mainly been argued through the color shift in the paint pigments he used, for example what now appear to be pale blue walls in The Bedroom of 1888 are thought to have been  lavender when freshly painted, which would have evoked a more tranquil mood.  Other scholars still believe that the colors he chose reflected his state of mind at various life stages.

Read the whole article in the NY Times here.

 

Advertisements

0 Responses to “New moods of van Gogh revealed?”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Posts by Category

Posts by month

Visitors

  • 96,130

Copyright Notice

© The Red Dot, 2009. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to The Red Dot with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Pages

April 2013
M T W T F S S
« Mar   May »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930  

%d bloggers like this: