April 20, 2014
Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh Bedroom in Arles
Oil on canvas
1889-90

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh Bedroom in Arles

Oil on canvas

1889-90

October 30, 2013

(1) President Abraham Lincoln, who had depression
(2) Writer Virginia Woolf, who had bipolar disorder
(3) Artist Vincent Van Gogh, who had bipolar disorder
(4) Writer Sylvia Plath, who had depression
(5) Mathematician John Nash (from A Brilliant Mind), who had schizophrenia

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August 12, 2012
blueruins:

The Old Tower in the Fields (1883) by Vincent van Gogh

blueruins:

The Old Tower in the Fields (1883) by Vincent van Gogh

April 16, 2012
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890).  Country road in Provence by night, 1890.
 Kröller- Müller Museum, Otterlo.

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890).  Country road in Provence by night, 1890.

 Kröller- Müller Museum, Otterlo.

February 12, 2012

Some Sunflowers

Vincent Van Gogh. Still Life: Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers, 1888.

Egon Schiele. Sunflowers.

January 3, 2012
blueruins:

View of Arles (1888) by Vincent van Gogh

blueruins:

View of Arles (1888) by Vincent van Gogh

January 1, 2012
Vincent van Gogh. Starry Night of the Rhone, 1888. Oil on canvas, 72.5 x 92 cm.
Painted in September 1888 when the Big Dipper was bright in the sky.
Image source: Bridgeman Art Library
Location: Musée d’Orsay (website)
© Bridgeman Art Library / Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France / Giraudon

Vincent van Gogh. Starry Night of the Rhone, 1888. Oil on canvas, 72.5 x 92 cm.

Painted in September 1888 when the Big Dipper was bright in the sky.

Image source: Bridgeman Art Library

Location: Musée d’Orsay (website)

© Bridgeman Art Library / Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France / Giraudon

December 27, 2011
mourningspirit:

Lane of Poplars at Sunset, Van Gogh

mourningspirit:

Lane of Poplars at Sunset, Van Gogh

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December 19, 2011
Vincent Van Gogh. L’Alee des Alyscamps, Arles, 1888.

Vincent Van Gogh. L’Alee des Alyscamps, Arles, 1888.

October 3, 2011
Vincent van Gogh. The Prison Courtyard, 1890. Oil on canvas, 80 x 64 cm.
The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow (Музей изобразительных искусств им. А.С. Пушкина)
Van Gogh painted The Prison Courtyard while “imprisoned” himself, in the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum in Saint Rémy. He died 5 months later of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the culmination of his long struggle with physical and mental illness.The Prison Courtyard expresses the artist’s hopelessness and despair. In the lower part of the painting, thirty-three inmates form a human corona, pacing heads down, in defeated rote and joyless resignation. In spite of the shared misery and monochrome prison garb, they are not uniformly anonymous; some faces can be deciphered, particularly the one in the center, whose blond hair is lighted by an imperceptible sun’s ray. That is van Gogh himself in what has been interpreted as a “metaphoric self-portrait”. (text writen by unknown)

Vincent van Gogh. The Prison Courtyard, 1890. Oil on canvas, 80 x 64 cm.

The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow (Музей изобразительных искусств им. А.С. Пушкина)

Van Gogh painted The Prison Courtyard while “imprisoned” himself, in the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum in Saint Rémy. He died 5 months later of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the culmination of his long struggle with physical and mental illness.

The Prison Courtyard expresses the artist’s hopelessness and despair. In the lower part of the painting, thirty-three inmates form a human corona, pacing heads down, in defeated rote and joyless resignation. In spite of the shared misery and monochrome prison garb, they are not uniformly anonymous; some faces can be deciphered, particularly the one in the center, whose blond hair is lighted by an imperceptible sun’s ray. That is van Gogh himself in what has been interpreted as a “metaphoric self-portrait”. (text writen by unknown)