Vincent van Gogh in Arles: He came, he saw and he ended up in hospital

   “..they call a painter mad if he sees with eyes other than theirs.”  Vincent van Gogh, August 1888. The fame and fortune of the City of Arles – in no small measure – is the legacy of two notable foreigners: Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) and Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890). The former “came, saw,Continue reading “Vincent van Gogh in Arles: He came, he saw and he ended up in hospital”

The Aerial Perspective: Leonardo, Botticelli and Vincent van Gogh

Anybody today can take a photo with a cell phone and immediately look at the resulting image. One can edit and transform the image using a variety of fixes and, if one’s luck is in, the end-product may be a ‘true-to-life’ resemblance of one’s original perception of the scene. Marvellous! Quite often, however, the imageContinue reading “The Aerial Perspective: Leonardo, Botticelli and Vincent van Gogh”

Vincent Van Gogh’s Langlois Bridge

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), the Dutch post-impressionist, is one of the most influential figures in Western art.  Many say he was a genius.  Van Gogh’s paintings Sunflowers, Cafe Terrace At Night, Irises, and The Starry Night were painted while he was living in the southern French city of Arles. Here I explore Vincent Van Gogh’s worksContinue reading “Vincent Van Gogh’s Langlois Bridge”