Saturday, May 12, 2012

A Van Gogh House

This is a drawing by Van Gogh which is called "Zandmennik's House".

Van Gogh painted a lot of houses and in my opinion, they are his most beautiful paintings. Many people like "Starry Night" and consider it his best but more intriguing yet, is "Yellow House" which has a starry sky and the lights of an half-empty cafe.
Many art teachers use "Starry Night" in lesson plans.  Students recreate the painting over and over and over again.  I don't argue with it as a learning tool but it's hard to look at all those "Starry Night" student attempts in school halls.  To me it destroys what is beautiful.  I would rather see a lesson plan that used the style and color but produced a different result.

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