Friday, 1 August 2014

almond blossom

Vincent Van Gogh, Almond Blossom,  1890, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
I've just returned from Amsterdam with a postcard of this image, now pinned above my table in my studio. I don't think I was expecting to find the work in the Van Gogh Museum so stimulating since the last time I probably really thought about it was as an undergraduate painting student when I was still a teenager. But it's good to be surprised by artists you think of as being so mainstream you hardly dare give them a second though. Crucially, it was looking at this work in the flesh that made me aware of it's beauty.

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