Apparently, I am Vincent Van Gogh or his reasonable facsimile. Err before the ear thing. Actually Van Gogh is not a bad artist to be.
When I was younger I really didn’t care much for his work. But, in the 80’s I got a chance to visit his museum in Amsterdam. It was a revelation to me.
I’d never seen a Van Gogh up close before and I hated how his work looked in reproductions and photographs. I fell in love with his work on the spot and he’s the reason I started wanting to learn oil painting (I had always sketched and I was painting with watercolors at the time). Hs Iris and sunflower paintings were gorgeous. I remember seeing a painting of a field that was golden. Not sure if it was Wheat Field with Crows.
I’d like to go back and see Amsterdam and see the works I looked at before. Since I can paint (somewhat) it would be interesting to see how much my reaction to his work has changed. I remember liking (but not loving) the painting De Nachtwacht at the Rijks Museum. I also remember loving this smaller painting that showed a man laying down (or dead) from the perspective that your eyes were near his feet. I can’t remember the name of the painter or the artist though; the colors were jewel tones like you found in the Renaissance paintings.
So here are my results. It does make me a little sad I didn’t score closer to Artemisia Gentilleschi. Hopefully, if you live in the Metro DC area you were able to see some of her work on display at the show Italian Women Artists from the Renaissance to Baroque which ran from March 16th – July 15th a the National Women’s Museum of Women in the Arts. The show was phenomenal and very wide-ranging!
|You scored as Vincent Van Gogh, You are a tortured artist in the stereotypical sense. However, your genius is what will get you through the tough times and your success is assured after your demise.