How to love Vincent truly and deeply? The only way is to worship him in every single tiny detail…
We all are too familiar with Vincent’s paintings. It often takes only a glance to recognise his works. We know their titles, themes, colours, atmosphere.
Celebrity of art
He does not belong to museums and galleries. Van Gogh art prints and reproductions populate the walls of corporate offices, public institutions, private surgeries and boarding houses. To cut a long story short – they are everywhere.
Such recognition of van Gogh’s works is kind of a twisted course. We see them so often we have stopped looking at them. We don’t study his sometimes brutal brushwork anymore. We know what impasto is but don’t bother to delve into layers of paint Vincent so lavishly used to apply.
He would be furious…
After watching Loving Vincent, an animated masterpiece painted frame-by-frame in oil by actual painters, I had recalled that impression of close encounters with his art.
The film also gives some ideas about different from the usual van Gogh’s paintings. Eventually, he produced almost 900 oil artworks during his nine years long artistic activity, so there is a lot to choose from.
Spoiled by choice
For example, there is a different version of Sunflowers, other than the famous yellow painting. Basically, Vincent used to paint the same subjects over and over again.
Likewise, van Gogh’s landscapes of Occitan wheat fields with cypresses, orchards of olive trees, rows of poplars are glorious and numerous at the same time.
Iconic Irises in the Garden, depicting living and growing flowers, have their complement in the same flowers but cut and put in the vase.
All mentioned works would make stunning wall art. The crucial thing is detail. Van Gogh art prints to be truly accurate must display his brushwork, layers of paint, impasto and all that.
Here below are our top 10 art prints by Vincent van Gogh.