Happy Birthday Vincent Van Gogh
Born in 1853, Vincent Van Gogh decided to become an artist at the age of 27. Mostly self taught by copying masters’ works and studying drawing manuals, Van Gogh produced over 900 paintings and over 1100 works on paper during his anguished life.
As photographers, we have much to learn from Vincent Van Gogh. Most importantly, Van Gogh felt that it was necessary to master black and white before working with color.
Digital photographers control at least 16,780 million colors, so it is essential to know when and why to use color and which colors (s) make most sense… or should you convert to black and white? Food for thought for the weekend.
For inspiration consider reading the biography, “Van Gogh: The Life”
“The sympathy an artist feels for certain lines and for certain colors will cause his soul to be reflected in them.”
~Vincent Van Gogh~
Or visit an online museum and study his work.
Have a great weekend,
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