Van Gogh’s Variations

For anyone that knows me, they know that I am a huge van gogh fan. I learned something about van gogh today which was very moving. His variations seem never to be shown together, ever, one beside the other.

Just like all his series: the sunflowers, potato eaters, violets, fields, shoes, etc. all seem to be shown in singles. Single ones, because they are so valuable and are spread everywhere. Like a deck of cards or a calendar, make much more sense when part of a suite or series.

The Mme Roulin, is a perfect example. Each great museum seems to own just one. much of the meaning however seem to be aesthetic beauty from the variations on a theme that he uses.

3 thoughts on “Van Gogh’s Variations”

  1. Thank you for posting and shinrag this image of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Starry Night painting.I hope you don’t mind that I have used it on my Starry Night Unit Study page .

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