|October 1 - 5
Location to be Determined
One Thousand Flowers Recreating Van Gogh's Painting,
Recreation of Van Gogh's Painting "Irises"
installation art exhibit
painter and one of the pioneers of
Expressionism in art. During his lifetime he
rarely managed to sell any of his paintings and
was supported by his brother Theo. It was not
until shortly before his death that the art world
are worth $Millions and hang in many of the
great art galleries of the world.
Vincent was born in The Netherlands in 1853
and went to Brussels in 1881 to study art. He
painted his first masterpiece 'The Potato
Eaters' in 1885 and later moved to Paris to
advance his art studies. He settled in provincial
Arles where he produced many of his [now]
famous works eg: 'Sunflowers' and 'The mental
disturbance and after a fight with a fellow
painter, Gauguin, cut off part of his own ear.
He spent time [1889-90] in an asylum but
continued to produce great works of art. He
shot himself at the scene of his last painting
'Cornfields with Flight of Birds' in 1890.
...... turn the sound on.!!!
If you didn't know before - now you will know
what the song 'Vincent' is all about. Don
McLean wrote Vincent (Starry Starry Night)
in the fall of 1970. To hear the song while
viewing a collection of his beautiful paintings.
It is part of an art and creative writing lesson
plan for patients at Mississipi State Hospital at
Whitfield. Click Here
Sixth Annual NAMI Wake County