Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Church at Auvers - Post #3

The Church at Auvers is an oil on canvas painting painted in 1890 by Vincent Van Gogh. I read that this painting was reminiscent of scenes from northern landscapes of his childhood and youth. The first thing I noticed about the painting was the dark sky, as it stands out due to the color. However there is a shadow in front of the church and the landscape around it seems to be lit up by the sun, which is surprising because of the way he depicted the sky. I also noticed he used a similar dark blue color to paint the stained glass windows of the Church. It is a painting of a real church that is located in Place de I'Elgise, Auvers-sur-Oise, France.

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