The Van Gogh Museum
Out of the wonderful collection at the Van Gogh Museum, which has grown brilliantly over the years, I selected these two to post because I think of them often. I look to the first painting's rain as it overlaps the sky, the intensity of the gesture that makes the rain and its resulting surface texture is a monumental development in his painting. I look to the sunflowers because it's wonderful of course, but in the upper right and left, two years later, he shifts and the paint becomes the texture.
|Van Gogh, Bridge in the Rain (after Hiroshige), 1887, courtesy of Van Gogh Museum|
|Van Gogh, Sunflowers, 1889, courtesy of Van Gogh Museum|