“I have felt a certain power of color awakening in me.” – Vincent van Gogh
When Van Gogh was 30 years old and had been an artist for three years, he discovered color.
Color soon dominated all his perceptions of the world.
In 1888, Van Gogh took a train from Paris to Arles (which he fondly referred as his “French Japan”), painting under the Provencal sun throughout that summer—depicting the people and places with vibrant lively brushstrokes and bright striking colors. Flowers, forests, crops— including wheat fields and of course sunflowers— gave the artist an opportunity to practice his innovative use of colors, especially yellow—which he considered to be a symbol of light and emotional truth.
Traveling and working in France fostered one of the most prolific periods of Van Gogh’s life. In a very short time, he produced hundreds of oil paintings and drawings, indeed some of his finest masterpieces were created between 1884 and1890.
Following in Van Gogh‘s footsteps, the route of the sun, I sought to capture with camera what Van Gogh dreamed on canvas