Van Gogh’s life as an artist was not easy as he had to deal with many adversities. At the age of 27, he decided that he wanted to be an artist. He went on to pursue art taking classes at different schools and museums. Van Gogh is known for painting Sunflowers, and one of my favorite paintings is called The Starry Night. It is an oil on canvas painting with thick brushstrokes that portrays stars with swirls around.
During he went on to pursue art taking classes at different schools and museums. this time he began painting in oils and used heavy impasto technique-painting thickly applied paint onto the canvas. His work included landscapes, still lifes, portraits and numerous self-portraits. He pursued art with a passion that few people possess. In just over 10 years, he created about 900 works of art making him one of the world’s most celebrated artists today.
IN LATER YEARS
NO. 1 : THE SOWER, 1888
Sower by Vincent Van Gogh is an oil painting that depicts a man with outstretched arms, striding across a wheat field. The painting is one of many renditions of the same scene by the artist. The scene was also used to portray other works, such as Wheat field with a mower and Sunset at Montmajour.
The composition features the sun falling over the horizon, reflecting off the clouds and shining on the fields below. The horizon line at which the sky meets the farmland is curved, creating a bowed effect that makes the picture look almost three-dimensional. The color scheme utilized in this painting is complementary color scheme. They are great for creating contrast since they are so different from one another. In this particular piece, there are three separate sets of complementary colors being used.
The first set is how almost all of the image is comprised of yellow and blue-which are direct opposites on the color wheel. The second set involves the sky, which is made up of violet and orange which are opposites on the color wheel as well. The third set involves the clothing that the sower wears, which is made up of purple and yellow-orange which are also opposites on the color wheel.
The Night Café is a painting created by Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh in June 1888. The painting is famous for its close association with the cafés where Van Gogh used to go, particularly with the Café de la Gare, now known as the Café Van Gogh, on Place du Forum in Arles. In 1888, when Van Gogh painted The Night Café, he was already familiar with the café.
This night time scene features a large cafe with an elaborate interior containing round stools and tables with checkerboard tablecloths. Above the tables are lamps with yellow shades. Van Gogh used complementary, contrasting colors to bring an intensity to his work. The orange tone of the wall serves as a foil to the lively blue tones of the table jackets. Green is also used in the painting most notably in the background and on both sides of each lantern.
Until now you learn about one of the most important principles in art color harmony. We'll discuss how artists use various schemes to create beautiful paintings with harmonious colors, as well as how you can use color harmony to make your own work more effective.