Friday, February 09, 2007

The Van Gogh Project: - the artists' contributions

Self-Portrait as an Artist, 1888
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890
Oil on Canvas, 65.5 X 50.5 cm
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

OK - here's a quick round up of what this month's Van Gogh project seems to have generated so far. Click on the post titles to find out more about Van Gogh and/or how each artist is tackling this project.

I'll update this list at the end of the project and maybe at the end of each week - depending on the quantity of posts.

Please leave a comment below if you're contributing (or expecting to) and we haven't spotted you yet!


Making A Mark (Katherine Tyrrell - living in London and loving the research and the drawings)

Greywaren Art (Maggie Stiefvater - from her brand new home and STUDIO in Virginia)
Daily Painter (Nicole Caulfield - recovering from a cold in snowy New Hampshire)
Fur in the Paint (Gayle Mason - drawing cats and dogs and crowded by collies in Yorkshire)
Wendy Prior (on her very own VG epiphany in New Zealand)

The Colourist
(Casey Klahn - who is a BIG Van Gogh fan - speaking from Davenport, Washington State, Holland and Provence)
Have Dogs Will Travel (Robyn in Tuscany - drawing in new ways)
Purple Tastes Good (Rita Wooburne - somewhere, out there in CA)
Feel free to copy these links to your own blog.

Technorati tags: , ,


Rose Welty said...


I'm probably not the kind of participant you want responding, but it just felt creepy to be doing a Van Gogh project this month and not say anything. I have the enviable position of not having to earn my bread, so I am at this point a hobbyist.

FWIW, my blog is I very much enjoyed Sargent last month and am learning more than I expected from Van Gogh. Thank you to you and all the Fine Line artists for your work and openness.

Casey Klahn said...

This is a good round up. Much thanks.
Other than some some really bad photoshopping on my part (albeit entertaining), I am attempting to recognize the long shadow of VG's person, and at the same time his ouvre that I describe as "colorist". That's "colourist" for all you English-speakers.
I don't link his bad behavior to his earthshaking body of work. Some pretty cunning, and I think altogether preposterous theories have been put forth by absolute experts on VG.
He had a condition that made him "see" everything slightly yellow, you see.
He sucked on the end of his lead-covered brush, you know.
His condition made him super keen to produce art differently than his fore bearers.
Whatever. It doesn't pass muster with me. And I write these things to encourage my peerage in this project to try to take the "old man" with a grain of salt.
There is forgiveness, especially postmortem. Look at the parts of his work that inspire you, and follow that muse.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

I am a self taught artist that lives in a cave in chicagoi go not know what you are doing anyway i can learn more

Casey Klahn said...

"Oeuvre". Excuse me.

Post a Comment

COMMENTS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED AGAIN due to very silly ignorant people who leave spam comments without realising they have no benefit for them.

Please feel free to comment on my Facebook Page as my blog posts are always posted there (but please note anonymous comments are not published and I block and report spammers to Google and on Facebook)

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.