Which Van Gogh are you?
Posted by Simon Parke, 27 January 2021, 5.36pm
Circumstances change us.
In the Netherlands, beneath a cold north sky, Vincent Van Gogh produced grey paintings.
When he arrived in Paris, and rubbed shoulders with the Impressionists-to-be, he introduced green and red to his work.
When he went to Arles, in the south of France, suddenly there was light on his canvass; blistering sun, hot yellow light.
Circumstances changed Van Gogh and they change us, for good and ill.
Be kind to yourself in yours –
- whether it’s the metaphorical Netherlands, Paris or Arles.