We must rescue Van Gogh from becoming a pop culture cliche

The guardian | Jonathan Jones:

Vincent van Gogh is peculiarly cursed to be travestied, misunderstood and reduced to a kitsch parody of himself. Look at the art section in your local bookshop and you will find a glitzy new publication of his “lost” Arles drawings being heavily promoted even after the Van Gogh Museum denied the drawings in it are by Van Gogh at all. Now more fake Van Gogh is on its way, with the release of the trailer for Loving Vincent, a feature film about the artist that has been made by animating oil paintings that ape his style… Read more

Image: Vincent Van Gogh, as painted for the film Loving Vincent. Photograph: YouTube

2018-10-29T11:23:21+00:00