Monday, January 7, 2019

Present-Impressionism..



After breakfast in Leederville yesterday I walked around the YMCA HQ buildings to see if there were any new murals on the outside walls. I was rewarded with the portrait of Vincent van Gogh above. A Post-Impressionist artist Van Gogh was partial to painting self portraits, his style described as 'bold in colour with dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushstrokes.' I wonder what M van Gogh would have thought of the portrait here, personally I think he looks rather dashing even if somewhat green about the gills :) Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..



26 comments:

  1. A great find, he's a bit too green :) Have a great week Grace.

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  2. Amazing Color Pattern!! Way Cool. Also, Love That Shot ' My What Big Teeth You Have'

    Cheers

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  3. So nice we're all back in class together now after the holidays, G!

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  4. Very nice mural, pretty cool even with the green look.

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  5. His portrait shows him with an ear, so it must have been before he cut it off. Good photos of this new, creative mural.

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  6. That is an interesting Van Gogh, I like it. You're teasing us with your beach blog header! I was at a beach today, but the lake was frozen!

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  7. Bit of an odd colour but a rather good work.

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  8. Nice mural - it seems to have some sense of movement. If you're interested in Van Gogh see if you can find a DVD of "Loving Vincent," an amazing movie with animation in his distinctive painting style. It's a feast.

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  9. Love the coloring...But on morning show there were talking about Van Gogh and his art.
    Coffee is on

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  10. He sure looks well fed, Grace :-)
    Not like the likely nearly starving real artist, huh ;-)

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  11. I like the mural, but I don't see Vincent van Gogh. Not for a moment

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  12. Perhaps this is how Vincent would like to have looked.

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  13. Who ever painted the Van Gogh mural has talent.

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  14. Perhaps a bit to critical but it doesn't look like v. Gogh. The proportions especially in the nose and mouth area are lets say not correct.

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  15. I love the photo of the year, as well as today's mural. I think you like art as much as I do! So glad you enjoyed your Sydney family.

    Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by Greensboro Daily Photo. I understand it isn't so easy to get to (trying to work on that)..

    Janis

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  16. Hmmmmm a bit too chubby for Vincent I think.

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  17. van Gogh meets street art! great! ew :)

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  18. I think he would approve, Grace!

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  19. That is brilliant, thought I recognised the face! Take care Diane

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