Impressions of Vincent Van Gogh
|Self-portrait; (1888-89)||Self-portrait; (1889-90)|
|Volatile Temperament||Fleeced Lamb|
|Oil on canvas, 30"x24", Mrs. Paris, Oyster Bay, N.Y.||oil on cavas, 30"x 24", 1991,collection of the artist|
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Another aspect of Anthropomorphism is the perception of hidden images within European old-master paintings. Raphael's paintings reveal unusually beautiful hidden imagery. Vincent Van Gogh's self-portraits are indeed analytical studies of his temperament, and Leonardo da Vinci was one of the first creative geniuses to suggest that type of enhancement of artistic perception.
Vincent Van Gogh is recognized today as one of the world's great painters. However, in his lifetime he was completely ignored by the art establishment. It is reported that he sold only one painting and bartered a few others in exchange for paint and canvas. Today, he is lionized as the great painter that he really was, but the art elite of the day was too shortsighted to recognize his greatness. His paintings now sell for as much as $82 million of which he enjoyed none. In hindsight, it is clear that he was fleeced like a helpless lamb. But "the stone that the builder refused, shall be the head corner stone," which is the position that Vincent enjoys today.
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