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Van Gogh - Vincent van Gogh Wheatfield with Crows

Vincent van Gogh Wheatfield with Crows

Wheatfield with Crows Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

One of his most sensational and a painting with foreboding premonition, Wheatfield with Crows as Van Gogh committed suicide in July at the edge of the same wheat field. During this period he was seized by a terrible imaginative craze and started working at a frantic pace, doing about 70 paintings, which only served to aggravate his growing anxiety and tension. The contorted landscape and sinister black crows, roughly sketched with negligible brushstrokes, suggest the extreme inward turmoil that would soon make the artist end his life.

In Wheatfield with Crows also know as Wheatfield under Clouded Sky, the colors are not blended or diluted and each stroke is deliberate and unmistakable. The brilliant yellow wheat diverges from the darker earth and the approaching storm in the dark blue sky as if the elements were at war with each other. The sense of conflict is further emphasized by the artist's use of rough lines, and the complete absence of “classical” harmony and tonal subtleties. A simple wheat field is completely changed into an impression of the artist's disturbed mental state, and its pictorial rendition is only vaguely connected to the external reality.

Vincent gave up, one day he walks to the wheat field and shoots himself in the chest. He stumbles back to his lodging, where he dies two days later in the arms of his brother, at age 37. He tried to kill himself at the edge of the same wheat field he painted. Vincent's coffin is covered with yellow flowers, his easel, camp stool and his brushes placed on the ground next to his coffin. Theo's own health suffers a precipitous decline and six months later, Theo dies. It is said that this was Van Gogh's last painting.

Original Vincent Van Gogh Wheatfield with Crows

Tilt-Shift Vincent Van Gogh Wheatfield with Crows

Tilt-Shift Vincent Van Gogh Wheatfield With Crows Photo.

Tilt-Shift Vincent Van Gogh Wheatfield with Crows is a very difficult painting to decide where the major focus should be. Is it the sky, the road, the crows, or the wheat field? In the end, one of the solutions to the problem was tilt-shifting part of the road, crows and sky, so that the emphasis is on a diagonal eye movement.

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Van Gogh - Vincent van Gogh Garden of the Hospital in Arles

Vincent van Gogh Garden of the Hospital in Arles

Garden of the Hospital in Arles Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

The Saint-Paul Asylum, in Saint-Rémy near Arles in southern France, is the subject of three paintings of the Hospital at Arles that Vincent van Gogh did of the hospital in which he stayed for two months starting in December 1888.

One of the paintings is the central courtyard garden titled Garden of the Hospital in Arles otherwise called the Courtyard of the Hospital at Arles. The other painting is an asylum ward inside the hospital titled Ward of the Hospital in Arles. Van Gogh likewise painted his attending doctor in a Portrait of Dr. Félix Rey. Besides painting the inside and outside he also painted patients, orderlies and other

Van Gogh's emotional health weakened and he became alarmingly eccentric, culminating in a fight with Paul Gauguin who was staying with Van Gogh in December 1888 after which van Gogh cut off a piece of his own left ear. He was then hospitalized for a couple of months. His condition was analyzed by the hospital as "acute mania with generalized delirium".

The Ward of the Hospital in Arles portrays the inside hospital ward with its crazy patients, and the Garden of the Hospital in Arles is the view outside his hospital room painted from the balcony. A difference between the painting and the garden is that van Gogh expanded the size of the central fish pond for a better arrangement.

Original Vincent Van Gogh Garden of the Hospital in Arles

Tilt-Shift Vincent Van Gogh Garden of the Hospital in Arles

Tilt-Shift Vincent Van Gogh Garden of the Hospital in Arles Photo.

Tilt-Shift Vincent Van Gogh Garden of the Hospital in Arles has many components as to where the major focus should be. First, it was done with the small trees and the fountain, but just highlighting the blue water in the fountain, complemented all the other colors in the painting and made it stand out even more as the center of the work.

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Vernet - Painting of Battle at Soufflot Barricades at Rue Soufflot on 24 June 1848

Painting of Battle at Soufflot Barricades at Rue Soufflot on 24 June 1848

Painting of Battle at Soufflot Barricades at Rue Soufflot on 24 June 1848 Then and Now Photo and Oil Painting.

As you travel east on the Rue Soufflot in Paris’s Latin Quarter from the Luxembourg Gardens you reach the imposing portico and dome of the Panthéon. It is a powerful sight, one of the most amazing structures of the Neoclassical period, its facade modeled on the Roman Pantheon, the Paris Panthéon designed by Jacques-Germain Soufflot, it was built between 1758 and 1790. Originally built as the Church of Ste-Geneviève, it now functions as a mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens.

The June Days uprising from June 23 to 26, 1848, was staged by the laborers of France. The uprising was in response to plans to close the National Workshops, created by the Second Republic to provide work for the jobless, but the jobs offered were low pay, dead-end jobs, which barely provided enough money to survive, in effect, not much better than if they had been slaves who were provided food and shelter.

This anger came to a boiling point on June 23, when the protesters raided armories and built hundreds of barricades in sections of Paris by tearing up the street paving stones, overturning carts for barricades which blocked communication and reduced the mobility throughout the city. The protesters were primarily hand laborers and many unemployed, but it also included landlords, artisans, shopkeepers, factory workers, railroad employees, socialists, and radicals. The French government asked General Louis Eugène Cavaignac to lead the 25,000 National Guard and the 15,000 strong Mobile Guard, to quell the riots. On June 24, there were last-ditch efforts at mediation. Francois Arago stood before the barricade on the rue Soufflot near the Panthéon, trying to persuade the protesters to stand down. The reply came, 'Monsieur Arago, we are full of respect for you, but you have no right to reproach us. You have never been hungry. You don't know what poverty is.' Arago withdrew and the battle started, as shown in the Painting of Battle at Soufflot Barricades at Rue Soufflot on 24 June 1848, by Horace Vernet.

This did not end well for either side, as full-fledged battles ensued, and counted among the dead were 1,500 National Guard soldiers, 3,500 protesters, 7,000 others were injured, and 4,000 agitators were captured and extradited to Algeria. After this democratic protest failed, France got another dictator in the form of Napoleon's nephew, Napoleon III.

Original Horace Vernet Painting of Battle at Soufflot Barricades at Rue Soufflot

Tilt-Shift Horace Vernet Painting of Battle at Soufflot Barricades at Rue Soufflot

Tilt-Shift Horace Vernet Painting of Battle at Soufflot Barricades at Rue Soufflot Photo.

Picking the right people and action in this busy painting is the key. The tilt-shift Horace Vernet painting of battle at Soufflot Barricades at Rue Soufflot has many actions and initially your eye is drawn to the red flag and the man standing on the barricade about to throw a rock, but, the real action is elsewhere. The tilt-shift has now brought to attention the man at the far right, who with a pistol is about to shoot the protester throwing the rock, the man in the bottom center with a rifle is about to shoot the man on the right before he has a chance to shoot the rock thrower. Who survived is up to your imagination.

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Zorn - Anders Zorn Mora Church

Anders Zorn Mora Church

Mora Church Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

The painting date is unknown but we estimate it was painted in about 1890-1900.

The left photo is the location where the artist set up his easel to paint this oil painting of the Mora Church in Mora, Sweden. It belongs to Mora Parish of the Church of Sweden.

The house where Swedish painter Anders Zorn was born in 1860 is next to the Mora Church and is open to the public as a museum containing many of his works of art has been built next door.

Original Anders Zorn Mora Church

Tilt-Shift Anders Zorn Mora Church

Tilt-Shift Anders Zorn Mora Church Photo.

Tilt-Shift Anders Zorn Mora Church looks like a simple painting with not much detail to work with, and that is the problem of how to get the best effect. Highlighting the town in the middle would seem like the obvious solution, but it does nothing to bring perspective to the painting, therefore, highlighting the shrubbery got the best effect.

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