Thursday, 10 March 2016
The Elusive Van Gogh
Marie Smith of Island Musings wrote an interesting post last week about her difficulties tracking down Van Gogh's painting Starry Night to see it in person and about her acquaintanceship with a nephew-descendant of the famous painter.
Her post reminded me that it's been awhile since I posted a collection of Van Gogh LOLs on the old blogarino (click here to see it). It is definitely time to post another set because the genius of Van Gogh is appreciated by MANY, isn't it?
Famous for his self-portraits, wouldn't Van Gogh have loved living in today's SELFIE society?
The poor bugger was also famous, of course, for THAT EAR . . . .
While Van Gogh lived, worked and died in poverty and obscurity, his painting Starry Night is today one of the most priceless and recognizable artworks in the world. Homages to it are EVERYWHERE -- sometimes in the most surprising places!
So hey, everybody! Hug a struggling artist today and slip them a fiver or two, eh? You just might be encouraging the next Van Gogh.