Saturday, November 10, 2007

Van Gogh At The Barnes

Artist Jay Rolfe recently visited The Barnes Foundation and again admired its multi-billion dollar collection. Among the collection are 7 strong paintings by Vincent Van Gogh. The most unusual Van Gogh is a graphic nude on a couch, in the manner of the reclining nudes by Courbet ("Nude Reclining By The Sea"), Manet ("Olympia"), Titian ("Venus of Urbino"), and Giorgione ("Sleeping Venus") shown in my post of Friday, September 21, 2007. Van Gogh's nude is flipped 180 degrees, that is the head of the model is on the right rather than the left. The most unusual thing about the painting is that the painting and frame are oval, the only oval Van Gogh I've seen or heard of. I've never seen the painting reproduced and Barnes doesn't allow photos, so I can't show it to you.

Today's photo is another Van Gogh at The Barnes titled "House And Figure." I'm sure you recognize Van Gogh's style even in this small reproduction.

This is the latest step of artist Jay Rolfe on his Journey From Starving Artist To 21st Century Picasso. You may view some of Jay Rolfe's Unique Artistic Idea, his 3-D Shaped Stretched Canvas paintings, on his website at Artist Jay Rolfe hopes you agree his works are Uplifting Conversation Pieces.

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