Vincent van Gogh ~ Art History Presentation ~ 182 Slides
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He left behind an enormous amount of writings so that his own words are a primary source of knowledge about his painting. These writings are included here to accompany the paintings. The presentation remains more highly visual than verbal, however, just like my others.
This is a very thorough presentation. In addition to the 4 thumbnails, I have given you 15 actual slides in the preview so you can better evaluate the product.
Practical Problems of Painting: letter to Theo
“I’m working non-stop in my room, which is doing me good and driving away, I imagine, these abnormal ideas.
Thus I’ve redone the canvas of the Bedroom. That study is certainly one of the best – sooner or later it will definitely have to be lined. It was painted so quickly and dried in such a way that, as the thinner evaporated immediately, the painting doesn’t adhere at all firmly to the canvas. This will also be the case with other studies of mine that were painted very quickly and with a thick impasto. Besides, this thin canvas perishes after a while and can’t take a lot of impasto.
People say that it’s difficult to know oneself – but it’s not easy to paint oneself either. Thus I’m working on two portraits of myself at the moment – for want of another model – because it’s more than time that I did a bit of figure work. One I began the first day I got up, I was thin, pale as a devil. It’s dark violet blue and the head whitish with yellow hair, thus a color effect.”
I must ask you for the following painting items: 10 metres canvas; Large oil paint tubes of: zinc white, emerald green, cobalt, crimson lake. Small tubes of: Carmine and vermilion; 6 fitch brushes, 25 black hair.”