Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Van Gogh?

There has been some speculation in the news just recently that Vincent Van Gogh didn't actually cut off his own ear, that was done by his friend Paul Gauguin using a sword!
When I saw the rusty panel above I was immediately reminded of a Van Gogh painting. The cornfield, blue sky, and 'cyprus tree' are all motifs that he used

Vincents thickly encrusted canvases not only resemble naturally occuring rust art visually, but also texturally. I wonder if we'll ever see rusty panels hung in auction houses and selling for millions!


emikk said...

Is that why everybody likes Van Gogh, because his work reminds us of rusty cars?

The Old Nail said...

Perhaps he really was a man ahead of his time emikk :-)