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

2 comments:

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!!!