I spent these Easter in Provence, passing through the windy gorges of the Verdon, and the ocher path in Roussillon where I took several ochres that I will use for painting. Crossing the landscapes of Provence made me enter the heart of the work of Vincent Van Gogh, an artist I have always looked at and whom I have always loved. One of the moments in which I was most excited was walking at night in Arles and suddenly be in front of the Cafe la Nuit, the subject of a very famous work by Vincent. It was amazing to see how he made accessible to our eyes what he saw. I visited also the Carrières Des Lumières, an immense cave with large walls in which images of Van Gogh paintings were projected with the accompaniment of various music. There I understood very well how Vincent had grasped the colors of the Arles countryside. This trip made me think about how to go deeper into how he used colors; so many ideas that I have already marked about that I would like to address my artistic research.
Waiting to show you the first works about Provence, here this Irish Bay.
Happy Monday and good week to everyone!