Tagged: Vincent Van Gogh

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Form And Vision: More On Exaggeration

To have as my goal to paint only with precision and with perfect proportion becomes shallow. Feeling and empathy are my first priority, expressed through exaggeration and abstraction […]

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Any Buttocks Will Do: The Importance Of Intent

One aspect of Impressionism and Post Impressionism–those “ism’s” known for their attention to light and color–is the refuting of the “grand theme”. Van Gogh painted old shoes, Monet painted haystacks; no longer was the subject, the subject. No longer was the artist focused primarily on the depiction of some major event […]

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Balancing Chaos: Structure And Expression

The thousands of paint strokes that came before this one, all the training and practice, hopefully guide my exuberance to fulfill my vision. The elements, which make up the structure of a work of art, like the structure that holds the sun’s power in check, support and allow for chaos to manifest into coherent expression […]

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Boldly Exaggerate: Reality Is Not In A Mirror

When “good” drawing becomes the starting point instead of the finish line, when my goal is expression rather than rendition, I feel I am maturing. But it takes time and I should continue developing my skill because this is what frees creativity […]

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Savageries: The Technique Of No Technique

Those painters who strain after techniques that will produce a tree, a grassy field or a cloudy sky should listen to Van Gogh: “My brush stroke has no system at all. I hit the canvas with irregular touches of the brush, which I leave as they are. Patches of thickly laid-on colour, spots of canvas left uncovered […]