Vincent van Gogh’s Harvest Series

In February of 1888, Van Gogh had moved from Paris to Arles, a small town in the South of France. Upon moving to Arles, Van Gogh experimented with all that he had learned while in Paris. His paintings had become influenced by Japanese prints, Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism. In the last half of June 1888, Vincent van Gogh created a set of 10 paintings and five drawings known as the Harvest Series. This was one of Van Gogh’s most prolific periods. He spent days in the wheat fields working under the burning sun to show peasant work, something always dear to his heart, and the stages of the harvest. He created …..

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Van Gogh’s Zouave

Vincent van Gogh created two paintings, a watercolor and two drawings of The Zouave. Zouve was the title given to light infantry regiments in the French Army between 1831 – 1962. The unit was originally composed of Algerian soldiers so they wore a distinctive red and yellow arabesque influenced uniform which included a blue sash. Van Gogh portrayed these with bright colors in his paintings. Van Gogh had been working on his harvest series when torrential rainfall interrupted his work. It was during this time that Van Gogh finally found someone to pose for him. a young Zouave. He created a watercolor of reed pen and ink as well as …..

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An Impressive Van Gogh Art Assignment

Self-taught artist, Okke Weerstand, has a passion for sculpting. In each piece he tries to ‘catch’ the emotion, feeling and movement of the subject. One of the artists who has inspired Weerstand is Vincent van Gogh, so when he received the request to work with his uncle, Geert Weerstand, on a joint project for a new building for the Vincent van Gogh College in Assen, The Netherlands, he was happy to oblige. The art assignment for the Van Gogh College was a considerable undertaking which consisted of a mosaic, a Van Gogh table, sculptures and an art project with 50 students from the college. The glass mosaic, measuring 10 meters …..

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