Today's Inspiration- van Gogh, A River, and How it Reminds me of Franklin

by - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Starry Night Over the Phone, Vincent van Gogh, 1888- from chicagonow.com
In general, you would hope you would move on from your favorite artists as a kid and branch out. I still love the endlessly quotable Vincent, and this is one of my favorite paintings. First of all, I just love reflections on water. Have you noticed they never get less pretty?? Also, I really love this particular view, because it reminds me of the 4th of July in my dad's backyard, the fireworks, the people on the 8th street bridge, and the crazy traffic we can watch while the neighbors start the bonfire nextdoor. This painting packs some punch to me, because it contains a bunch of familiar and wonderful feelings for me into one image of something totally different.

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