Tuesday, 4 October 2016

A litle bit of sunlight in Chorlton courtesy of Peter Topping

Now here is an exhibition not to be missed which is Peter Topping’s tribute to the artist. 

Peter writes, "in this month of October 1880 Van Gogh moved into a studio at Arles in the South of France which he called The Yellow House.

It was there he invited his good friend and artist Paul Gauguin to join him in what was seen to have been an adventure of vivid colour.

In the last 2 years of his life he would go on to create the best part of 2100 works of art, including around 860 paintings, but sadly he only ever sold one painting while he was alive, The Red Vineyard.

His later years were plagued by frequent bouts of depression and paralysing anxiety and in one episode after threatening is good friend Gauguin with a knife he cut off his own left ear.

My exhibition is a tribute to an artist who was considered by many a madman and a failure in his lifetime, but now he exists in the public imagination as the quintessential misunderstood genius."

Vincent Willem Van Gogh.  30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890

Peter Topping, Paintings from Pictures
Web: www.paintingsfrompictures.co.

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