Saturday, March 31, 2012

Van Gogh Up Close

The only US location of this magnificent show is the 
Philadelphia Museum of Art.

How lucky to live nearby and be able to experience this collection of works 
by Van Gogh.  Painted towards the end of his brief life, the art is vibrant and detailed
with a focus on nature.

The brush strokes and striking color combinations are lively.
This stunning iris is from the National Gallery of Canada.
I loved seeing it for the first time in person.

At home I see his fritillaries every day in my framed poster,
but you just can't imagine the beauty of the real painting.
I could look at it forever.

I fell in love with Almond Blossom in Amsterdam.
Van Gogh's colors are just exquisite.
Perfect for a gloomy chilly Saturday.


  1. Carol,
    thank you for sharing these beautiful and masterful painting with us! I once saw an amazing Degas exhibit while in Scotland I'll never forget the beauty upclose! Of course, you paintings are just as fabulous!
    dee dee

  2. Loved this Carol . . . sending you a You Tube with more of his talent . . .
    Happy Springtime paintings . . .

  3. Almond Blossoms - yes, so very beautiful.

  4. Hello Carol, so nice to read the sweet note you left me. These are gorgeous. My favorite is the Almond Blossoms by far!

  5. WOW! Thank you for sharing these!!