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Vincent van Gogh | Edge of a Wheat Field with Poppies, 1887

From: Denver Art Museum
Edge of a Wheat Field with Poppies, made in the summer of 1887, gives a sense of the many influences van Gogh was exposed to during his first year in the "hotbed of ideas" [as he called Paris in a letter to his sister].

The small painting captivates us with its bright contrast between the orange yellow of the field and the complementary radiant blue of the sky, the dark green of the new shoots coming up and the vivid vermillion of the poppies, sprinkled across the canvas in free dashes.
The vertical space is evenly divided between earth and sky. The vantage point is surprisingly low to the ground; we look at the scene as though up a hill.
This is not the vast expanse of field shown in Caillebotte’s painting or van Gogh’s later landscapes, but a detail - a highly fragmented view. A slender poplar arcs along the left edge of the painting, and clusters of budding stalks seem to dance on the horizon line.

Vincent van Gogh | Edge of a Wheat Field with Poppies, 1887 | Denver Art Museum

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Sir Peter Lely | Study for a Portrait of a Woman, 1670

From: Metropolitan Museum of Art
This sketch provides a good example of Sir Peter Lely’s (Dutch-born English Baroque Era Painter, 1618-1680) working method, as one of the most successful portraitists in England in the second half of the seventeenth century.
Following the example of Van Dyck, Lely painted only the sitter’s head in his or her presence, sometimes laying in an outline for the pose and costume.

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Vincent van Gogh | The Poor and Money, 1882

'Drawing For National Lottery Today' - says the sign on the wall.
Many people have showed up for the event. Vincent wrote to his brother Theo that he saw this scene on a rainy day in The Hague.
He was moved by the vain hope of these shabbily dressed 'poor souls'. Would the hard-earned money they spent on lottery tickets gain them anything at all?
This thought inspired the title The Poor and Money.
Vincent had commented on portraying groups in an earlier letter: 'how hard it is to get life and movement into it, and to get the figures in place and separate from each other'. | Source: © Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

Vincent van Gogh | The Poor and Money, 1882 (chalk, watercolour, pen and ink, on paper) | Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

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Vincent van Gogh | Snow-Covered Field with a Harrow (after Millet), 1890

From: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
After a long period of psychological crisis, Van Gogh had lost his confidence in himself, as a person and as a painter.
For a long time, he felt useless and did not even dare to go outside.
To build up his self-confidence again, he started copying prints - a common exercise for beginning painters.

This painting is a copy of a print by Jean-François Millet (1814-1875).

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Vincent Van Gogh | Colors quotes

"There is no blue without yellow and without orange".
"Non c'è blu senza il giallo e senza l'arancione".

"The painter of the future will be a colorist in a way no one has been before".
"Il pittore del futuro userà il colore in una maniera che non ha precedenti".

"Suffice it to say that black and white are also colors… for their simultaneous contrast is as striking as that of green and red, for instance".
"Basti dire che anche il bianco e il nero sono colori... perché il loro contrasto simultaneo è sorprendente come quello del verde e del rosso, per esempio".

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Michiel Schrijver, 1957 | Architettura surreale

Michiel Schrijver è un pittore Olandese di Baarn.
Un pittore straordinariamente originale e perfezionista che ci incanta con mondi surreali pieni di architetture affascinanti e stranianti in cui gli esseri umani sono presenti in maniera peculiare.
Ha ricevuto la sua formazione dal 1976 alla Dartington School of Art (Art and Design), nel Devon, in Inghilterra ed alla Byam Shaw School of Art di Londra.
Dal 1978 Michiel Schrijver ha frequentato la Camberwell School of Art, dove si è laureato nel 1981.
Per Schrijver, la pittura è un viaggio attraverso il suo mondo interiore. Quaderni pieni di idee che precedono il suo lavoro.

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Louis Apol | Pittore di paesaggi invernali

Louis Apol (L'Aia, 1850-1936) è stato un pittore Olandese, uno dei rappresentanti più importanti della Scuola dell'Aia.
Il talento di Apol fu scoperto precocemente e suo padre gli fece prendere lezioni private di pittura. I suoi insegnanti erano J.F. Hoppenbrouwers e P.F. Stortenbeker.
Ricevette una borsa di studio dal Re olandese Guglielmo III nel 1868.
Si specializzò in paesaggi con atmosfere invernali, soprattutto foreste, in cui sono presenti manufatti artificiali, come un ponte od una recinzione. Raramente le persone sono raffigurate nei suoi dipinti.

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389th anniversary of Johannes Vermeer's birth

Today’s Doodle celebrates Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, a seminal Baroque artist who is widely regarded among the greatest Dutch painters of all time.

Johannes Vermeer (October 1632 - December 1675) was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. He was a moderately successful provincial genre painter in his lifetime but evidently was not wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death, perhaps because he produced relatively few paintings.
Vermeer worked slowly and with great care, and frequently used very expensive pigments. He is particularly renowned for his masterly treatment and use of light in his work.
Vermeer painted mostly domestic interior scenes.
"Almost all his paintings are apparently set in two smallish rooms in his house in Delft; they show the same furniture and decorations in various arrangements and they often portray the same people, mostly women".