Saturday, April 17, 2010

Day 17: An Art Piece

I love art. I cannot create it but I am great at appreciating it :-) My secret passion is art history so I try and visit museums around the world whenever I can.

My all time favorite artist is Vincent Van Gogh. You have to see his works in person because each brush stroke is so full of emotion that captures the human experience, primarily Van Gogh's inner turmoil. He was never appreciated for his art during his lifetime, but I am so happy that he continued to create despite few recognizing his great talent. I made a pilgrimage to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam and it was INCREDIBLE. I know that it is pretty stereotypical but my all time favorite is "Starry Starry Night", the second one. It is just so moving when you see it in person.


Mary said...

I love Van Gogh too! I totally agree--you have to see his works in person to really appreciate them.

Mandy said...

Van Gogh is one of my favorites too! Love it--love it! I love reading your blog! I hope you are doing well!