Van Gogh close up

Saw The Olive Trees (1889) in the Scottish National Gallery:  And was struck by the vibrancy of the colours he used. The contrasting interweaving he employs makes the canvas shimmer under the hot sun:  And when did you last see a blue tree? However, if you look into a densely leafed tree on a sunny … Continue reading Van Gogh close up

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Daubigny – Inspiring Impressionism

Did my fourth country visit in the Six Week holidays by going to Scotland this week - yes, I know it's a technicality but I'm having this as a stat!  I visited the Scottish National Gallery for the exhibition 'Inspiring Impressionism' which explored Charles Francis Daubigny's influence on the artists who became known as the … Continue reading Daubigny – Inspiring Impressionism