The Chair Study
This is a study of Van Gogh's chair I painted in acrylic. He placed his pipe and tobacco on the seat. It's a very humble chair. He also painted a picture of another chair representing his friend, Gauguin. That chair is a different style, more fancy, I suppose.
I wondered what it would look like if I painted my chair in the style of Van Gogh. After attempting this painting, I found several other artists had the same idea.
I decided to use the same style of chair, just change the color and add an orange, and a box of oranges rather then onions, as Van Gogh had done. (I love oranges!)
The last book I read about Van Gogh was "The Life", it was a huge tomb of a book. Mostly it was so honest and truthful that it was a difficult read. Hollywood version of "Lust for Life" was a very beautiful film, well done....but sugar coated his difficulties. The interesting thing about the book was the ending....did Vincent commit suicide? The book gives a very good argument, that maybe his death was brought on by other circumstances.
If you want to know more, and not read the book, e-mail me, and I will fill you in!
Happy Friday....Good Friday!