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Van Gogh Painting Found In Norwegian Attic
09-10-2013, 03:32 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:Sunset at Montmajour depicts a dry landscape of oak trees, bushes and sky, painted with Van Gogh's familiar thick brush strokes. It can be dated to the exact day it was painted because Vincent described it in a letter to his brother, Theo, and said he painted it the previous day – July 4, 1888.

He said the painting was done "on a stony heath where small twisted oaks grow."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2013/0...nting.html

Use the link to interact and have a closer view of the painting. Enjoy.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactives/zoom-van-gogh/

Quote:The exact location Sunset depicts can be identified: it is near Arles, France, where Van Gogh was living at the time, near Montmajour hill, and the ruins of an abbey of the same name. The abbey can be seen in the background of the work, on the left side.

Researcher Meedendorp said the work was at a "transitional" moment in Van Gogh's style.

"From then on, Van Gogh increasingly felt the need to paint with more and more impasto (thick strokes using lots of paint) and more and more layers," he said.

Fabulous.
09-10-2013, 03:35 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh wow, nice! beercheer.gif
09-10-2013, 03:50 PM #3
j browsing Member
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very very nice cheers.gif

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09-10-2013, 03:57 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Incredible painting! He saw the world substantially different from most. Like a hundred grams of liberty caps different. chuckle.gif
Next time we hit Amsterdam we promised ourselves to get out of the coffee shop long enough to check out the Van Gogh museum.

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09-10-2013, 04:04 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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You and Octo are so advantageously situated in the world to visit museums and other cultural splendours...I am so jealous.

I rather like the look of this style of painting during his 'transitional' period and it may be a good starting point for me to explore, rather than jumping right in to impasto, which he did right after this phase.
09-10-2013, 04:48 PM #6
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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iagree.gif Europe's history and culture is endlessly fascinating. But it's so far away.
What an amazing find!!! Thanks!
09-11-2013, 03:32 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Yes, it is so far away Shadow, that's why I will have to settle - for now - to be an armchair traveller.

http://www.armchair-travel.com/heritage/index.htm
09-11-2013, 03:39 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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I love to visit museums, usually stay there for hours. I've been fortunate to do so in several countries. yay.gif
09-11-2013, 03:42 PM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(09-11-2013, 03:39 PM)Octo Wrote:  I love to visit museums, usually stay there for hours. I've been fortunate to do so in several countries. yay.gif

Me too, and art galleries as well, but hubby seems to rush through them, whereas I will sit for a long while in front of a painting that intrigues me.

When we talk of visiting Las Vegas, I mention all the museums I want to see there and he just has a blank stare.
09-11-2013, 03:46 PM #10
yankees skier
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I checked my attic. Nothing. gaah.gif

Biere.
09-11-2013, 03:51 PM #11
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(09-11-2013, 03:46 PM)yankees Wrote:  I checked my attic. Nothing. gaah.gif

Hey Yankees, too bad - that painting was worth millions.

The reason it was put in the attic was because the purchaser was told by that it was a fake. It seems everyone was confused because this painted during Van Gogh's transitional period, just before his impasto type painting phase.

Always do your research.
09-11-2013, 03:52 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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gaah.gif

US, we had a long list of museums we had planned on visiting while in Amsterdam, but we didn't go to any. We were busy. 37.gif
09-11-2013, 03:57 PM #13
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(09-11-2013, 03:52 PM)Octo Wrote:  gaah.gif

US, we had a long list of museums we had planned on visiting while in Amsterdam, but we didn't go to any. We were busy. 37.gif

Perfectly understandable in that situation. cheers.gif



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