Friday Favorite

Two Crabs by Vincent Van Gogh

This is a fun piece by Van Gogh that I’ve had as my desktop background for awhile now. I love how he creates contrast with color compliments. Last semester we talked a little about how he paints subjects in pairs or opposites such as two cut sunflowers (another favorite) or these shoes.

How about you? Do you have a favorite Van Gogh you’d like to share?


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7 thoughts on “Friday Favorite

  1. Thanks for pointing that out mate, I hadn’t realised he’d done that! I wandered through the Van Gough museum when I was in Amsterdam, but I couldn’t name a favourite. I’d normally rely on things like the brush lines and the colours if I was hazarding a guess if it was him doing it in general.

  2. These crabs are new to me. Is it unusual for him to paint animals and especially crabs. I love his wild and colorful paintings of flowers, haystacks and people. Thanks for sharing your learning adventures.

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