Thursday, May 17, 2012

Starry Starry Night

Starry Starry Night the painting is by the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh. He painted this painting in  June 1889 in France. Vincent Van Gogh was an impressionist painter.

The Colours in Starry Starry Night are used all over the the sky. There is a peaceful village that has dark colours and just a little bit of yellow for the lights. The main colour is blue because it is used all over the sky.

The Foreground in Starry Starry Night is not as good as the background because it doesn’t have as much bright colours. The background has a lot of bright colours that bring the light to the picture. All the stars and the moon have a very light yellow just like the sun.

If you look closely at the painting you will see very small details. The details are big bold brush strokes. Vincent Van Gogh painted it with very thick paint and brush strokes.

The year after he painted Starry Starry Night Vincent Van Gogh shot himself and had to go hospital. Unfortunately the doctors couldn’t save him. So in 1890 Vincent Van Gogh died.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh was very depressed in his lifetime. 
He had been a teacher a preacher and an Art Dealer, but none of those jobs made him happy. So he started doing Art and he was really good ,but the people never liked it.

                                                             Self Portrait


The paintings that he did look like they were moving, but everyone didn’t like it because they were not used to moving paintings. He painted a picture of poor people in the dark at Night time.                                                           Starry Starry Night
  Vincent Van Gogh painted many self portraits of himself.                  

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Vincent Van Gogh' Sunflowers

This very valuable painting of Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers is extremely beautiful. It was painted in the year 1888, two years before he died. His painting was 73 x 92 cm long.

The colours that he used to paint the Sunflowers  was usually yellow. He painted 4 different pictures of the Sunflowers. The paint was very thick on the canvas, making it very textured.

The mood of this painting was a very happy feeling. There was really bright colours in this painting because he was happy when he painted it. I think this is his best painting.

I like the Sunflowers because the new flowers that have sprouted represent new life and the old dieing ones represent death. Sunflowers are amazing plants. Did you know that when the sun moves around in the sky the Sunflowers face follows it?

Vincent Van Gogh did some very noticeable details and not many people can see that. If you look at the Picture of his Sunflowers properly it doesn’t really look like he was very happy at the time he did it. He was painting these pictures so he could decorate his good friends room Paul Gauguin.

Vincent Van Gogh was a very famous painter. He was so depressed that one time he cut part of his ear off and sent it to his girlfriend,but she didn’t like it. Then in 1890 Vincent Van Gogh shot himself.