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Sunflowers and Monaarch Butterfly

“Sunflowers and Monarch Butterfly”

Gogh, Vincent van (b. March 30, 1853, Zundert, Neth.--d. July 29, 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris), generally considered the greatest Dutch painter and draughtsman after Rembrandt. With Cézanne and Gauguin the greatest of Post-Impressionist artists. He powerfully influenced the current of Expressionism in modern art. His work, all of it produced during a period of only 10 years, hauntingly conveys through its striking colour, coarse brushwork, and contoured forms the anguish of a mental illness that eventually resulted in suicide. Among his masterpieces are numerous self-portraits and the well-known The Starry Night (1889).
Vincent van Gogh was famous for his missing ear and his colourful paintings of rural life. I would never compare my work to that of van Gogh, but we both had a love of sunflowers and the rural landscape.
I tried for a van Gogh feel to the sunflowers but did the butterfly in great detail for a contrast . . . my style versus van Gogh’s.
I was lucky enough a number of years ago to see the original “Starry Night” at the ROM in Toronto. It was a show of both Toulouse Lautrec and Vincent van Gogh. I went because it was a once in a life time opportunity and I came home a fan of both artists’ genius.
I stood mesmerized by the twinkling stars. At that time artists had to grind their own pigments and blend their own paints. How did Vincent achieve those vibrant luminous colours? His madness in later years came from exposure to toxins in those homemade paints something I don’t need to worry about with all the new restrictions and regulations for the production of art supplies. That doesn’t mean I’ll be exempt from madness . . . just that I won’t be able to blame it on the paint.
Hope you appreciate my sunflowers and the butterfly. I love all things bright and beautiful. What a sight to see a large field of sunflowers or giant Russians leaning against the side of a weathered barn.
Keep you eye out for more sunflower paintings.

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