Monday, April 2, 2012

Art Quote Monday- art Critic Martin Gayford on VanGogh and Gauguin

"One thing Vincent and Gauguin had in common was that neither had had much formal instruction as a painter. They had picked it up from other artists and, in Vincent's case, from life classes at which he tended to clash angrily with the teachers. Essentially they were self-taught, and that made them more open to innovations of every kind: stylistic, spiritual, technical." 
From The Yellow House, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles p. 67


Jeane said...

it's so hard to have a'voice' when everyone screams NO and WRONG!! but look what fortitude produces! you are on my side of the world!! I do believe a meeting is now possible!

Shayla said...

Wow- now that's cool!!!