|I am greedily speeding through my summer museum bucket list- and I can’t wait to tell you about the Van Gogh exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.|
The Van Gogh Garden
This exhibition, “Van Gogh: Irises and Roses” reunites four paintings that Van Gogh conceived together as a series. They are all the same size and framed with identical gold frames but have lived in different places for the last 125 year. The Museum organized this exhibit to have the art displayed at the same time that the flowers are blooming outside in the gardens.
“Paintings Fade Like Flowers”~ van Gogh ( tweet this)
The paintings no longer look the way they did a century ago because the artist used a fading pink pigment. What I found absolutely fascinating was that he had done this on purpose as documented by letters to his brother Theo. He wanted his “paintings to fade like flowers.”
Watch this video from the museum to learn more:
I wanted to share with you some of my watercolor garden including irises and roses.
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Celebrate the color of life ( or why I became an artist)
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I was JUST in New York City and I'm so sad that I missed this. I like looking at art and admiring creative work. I had a jam packed weekend though, and I overslept one of the days I was there. I hope to head back this winter and will do more museums and less walking! 😉 I swear I just spent the weekend walking around!
Oh so many beautiful pieces, the rose painting is amazing! My other half has been to the MET and loved it. As a lover of flowers and flowers this exhibition would be right up my alley.
I've only been to New York City one time, and it was on a whirlwind, last-minute stopover on the way to Pittsburgh. My husband and I sadly didn't have any time to visit any of the museums around the city, instead sticking to large, easy to get in-and-out of places. But next time, the famous Met will be a stop for us!
I'd love to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and escape in the art of Van Gogh… such beautiful colours in his art. I love the watercolor garden you painted, beautiful!
I love flowers and that makes Van Gogh my favorite painter. I am not an expert in arts, but there's something about his work that makes me feel calm. How I wish I could visit this nuseum.
We studied Van Gogh in my Art History class last semester and it was just fascinating learning about his works and his techniques. He really was a master and had such a unique way of seeing the world. It's such a shame that his art wasn't appreciated while he was alive.
I love paintings. I am amazed by the works of Juan Luna and Carlos "Botong" Francisco. Van Gogh of course not only had a very toiling yet passionate life, but also made works of art with simple subjects but great meaning. This "fading like flower" concept is new to me and sparked curiousity in me once again.
I have never been to an art museum before! I love Van Goh’s paintings; they were always my favorite in art history classes. The fading of his paintings are amazing and makes you wonder how the artwork looked back when he first made them.