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13 Sep 12 at 5 pm

The Night Cafe- (1888) Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent  Van Gogh is an artist that really had to grow on me. When I was a kid being forced to recreate his Starry Night  I cursed his name out right. I couldn’t see the talent not so far as I could tell. To me he was an amateur with little talent and unwarranted fame. I didn’t really like him until I saw his art in high school, I saw this painting up on the projector and it hit me like a warm fuzzy hug. He captures energy and the essence of a place not the actual being. I like that, I think that he above all else knew the secret to art. Something that makes artists grind their teeth at night trying to figure out, he knew how to render the spirit and energy of a place or a person (or a thing really I mean he covered all the nouns). Others ponder at their delicate brush strokes and attention to detail when it has nothing to do with details. Energy isn’t something tangible but rather something fleeting and metaphysical.  Van Gogh was a genius.


The Night Cafe- (1888) Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent  Van Gogh is an artist that really had to grow on me. When I was a kid being forced to recreate his Starry Night  I cursed his name out right. I couldn’t see the talent not so far as I could tell. To me he was an amateur with little talent and unwarranted fame. I didn’t really like him until I saw his art in high school, I saw this painting up on the projector and it hit me like a warm fuzzy hug. He captures energy and the essence of a place not the actual being. I like that, I think that he above all else knew the secret to art. Something that makes artists grind their teeth at night trying to figure out, he knew how to render the spirit and energy of a place or a person (or a thing really I mean he covered all the nouns). Others ponder at their delicate brush strokes and attention to detail when it has nothing to do with details. Energy isn’t something tangible but rather something fleeting and metaphysical.  Van Gogh was a genius.
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