Tuesday, December 14, 2010

ABC Wednesday - V is for Very Talented Artists

This week at ABC Wednesday, the fun meme that takes us through the alphabet, one letter at a time, V is the letter to focus on.

First and foremost,

Vincent Van Gogh - a tortured artist, who never became famous until after his death. His artwork can be seen everywhere now.

Johannes Vermeer -(1632-1675) was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle class life

His painting of the young girl with an earring inspired a great book (by the same name)

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Sylvia K said...

Love your artists for the day!! Two of my favorite! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!


Roger Owen Green said...

2 artists I actually know! yay!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda said...

Nice. Have you see the video of Starry, Starry Night that goes with Van Gogh? It's a wonderful expression of his paintings and his tortured soul. I can give you the link if you are interested.

Tumblewords: said...

The young girl with the earring is my favorite of his paintings. Amazing talent with these V's - thanks for posting them!

Cheryl said...

These are 2 artists I really enjoy. Thanks for highlighting them for V.

ChrisJ said...

I like the two Vermeer paintings, tho' I sympathize with Van Gogh. I did a copy of the girl with a Pearl Earring and it came out quite well. I liked the book, not so much the movie.

flutietootie said...

Nice choice for V. I love Vermeer's paintings and his realistic approach.
I am a huge fan of Van Gogh. I love his use of color. It is a pity he was not alive to see the success of his work.