The Met - Part Two

Hello again! Ready for more of my personal Met highlights? I personally am a HUGE fan of van Gogh's work - cheesy, I know. But there really is something hauntingly beautiful to both his art and him as a person. If you don't know much about him or want to learn more, the Vincent van Gogh Gallery is a great resource. They have a translated catalogue of all his letters! Anyways, the Met has a fabulous collection of his works.

 
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Below is the stunning Wheat Field with Cypresses. One of the amazing things about this painting is how well it captures the feeling of Southern France. While I was not able to make it to Saint-Rémy where this painting was done, I did spend a few days in Arles, less than twenty miles away. (Arles is where van Gogh lived prior to his institutionalization, where the famous "ear incident" happened.) I can see why the region inspired so many paintings from van Gogh, as the place is teeming with color and movement.

 
 

 
 

And below are works by another post-impressionist whose paintings I love, Gauguin. For a short time, he and van Gogh were roommates in Arles. One of the theories for van Gogh's ear incident is that Gauguin accidentally cut it off in a fight the two had. Gauguin is said to have had quite the temper. And while I do not adore him as a person, I do adore his use of color. The paintings below seriously POP in their gallery at The Met.

 
 

Well, that is all I have to share from The Met.

Until next time!
Shayna