Based around the column "Trevor's Travels" published each Sunday in the San Bernardino Sun, with some detours along the way.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Favorite Work of Art - Van Gogh
Choosing one painting of Vincent Van Gogh is a tough mission. He was only 37 when he died and by then he had produced over 2100 works of art. This is Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night. I like it because of the memories it brings of French Cafes, also the lights and the large stars which became a trademark for Van Gogh. I think he managed to sell just one painting during his lifetime and that was entirely due to the help of his brother Theo, and yet today they are almost priceless. It's a terribly sad fact that his life was very unhappy. One reason for his madness has been suggested; he used to lick his brushes constantly and with the lead in the paint of those days, it poisoned him.