Posts Tagged ‘Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’

Haystacks or Les Meules by Kees Van Dongen 1904 to 1905

Haystacks or Les Meules by Kees Van Dongen, Dutch active in France dated 1904 to 1905 image 1

Another painting from the special exhibit at the Pittsburgh Frick museum included this painting from Kees Van Dongen. It is dated between 1904 and 1905 and goes by Haystacks or Les Meules.  I love the use of brushstrokes in this painting to show the hay being lifted by the laborer. The painting overall is simple yet these…

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The Missed Brushstrokes of van Gogh

A special exhibit at the Pittsburgh Frick museum included this painting from Vincent van Gogh. It is dated 1889 and goes by the popular title The Wheat Field behind St. Paul’s Hospital, St. Rémy.  I believe you’ll see from the painting and details the brushstrokes and the spots of open canvas. The pictures of this painting housed by…

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The Horses of Pierre Alfred de Dreux

Pierre Alfred de Dreux Oil Painting The Emperor's Horse 1853 Image 1

In 2018, these two paintings were on exhibit at the Pittsburgh Frick museum. They were on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  The reason I wanted to compare these two paintings is simple; they were created by the same French painter, Pierre Alfred de Dreux. Furthermore, their subjects are similar with a focus on the…

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