Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Pollard Willows With Setting Sun"

"Pollard Willows With Setting Sun" was painted by Vincent Van Gogh in 1888, oil on canvas. He did a series of paintings of willows which were inspired by the willows around Etten, just south of the Netherlands, where his art career began. It is one of his later works, where he was very impressionistic with his style and focused less on what he was seeing so much as how he was seeing it.his first pieces were very detailed, dark and realistic. In his last years it was looser, brighter and borderline surreal. I love the colors and the clear brushstrokes. Something about the crosscutting lines is very appealing to me.

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