Monday, May 21, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Equal Addition Strategy

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Starry Starry Night

This painting was painted by the famous Vincent Van Gogh. He painted Starry starry night in the year 1889, one year after he painted Sunflowers. He is a very talented artist.

Blue is the main color for this painting, but the colour that stands out and makes it hopeful is yellow. Shining gold stars stand out from the blue exaggerated sky. The contrast makes it very cool, that's when it's bright up the top, then dark down the bottom.

There are different kind of objects. Like the cypress tree, and a church. There is also a small and peaceful village, shiny gold stars, swirly wind, and a bright crescent moon.

Can you guess what two objects stand out on the foreground? Well, it’s the cypress tree and the church. This is because they both are pointy. These two things balance out the painting.

Starry Starry Night is one of my favourite Vincent Van Gogh paintings. It surely looks better then, his other painting Sunflowers.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Vincent Van Gogh

This term Room 17 has been doing research about Vincent Van Gogh. Here is some facts that I found out about, Vincent Van Gogh.

Van Gogh suffered from lead poisoning because, he was using lead paint. The jobs that he tried was a preacher, teacher, selling art in an art gallery, and then he became an artist.
He also chopped off part of his ear, put it in a box then he sent it to his girlfriend, But she did not like it.
His paintings are really cool. He would get a knife, put a lot of paint on it then just slam it down on a paper, and that's how he painted his paintings.

Vincent Van Gogh died in the year 1890, two years after he painted the painting Sunflowers.

These are some of the paintings that I like.

This painting is called Olive Trees: Bright Blue Sky.

This is one of my favorite paintings, its called Irises

Another painting that I like is Starry Night.

Vincent Van Gogh Sunflower Painting

This very valuable picture was painted by the famous Vincent Van Gogh in 1888. It is 73 x 92 cm in size, and was painted by oil paint. This painting’s name is called Sunflowers.

Happy and warm colours are what I see on Van Gogh’s Sunflower painting. Yellow and orange are very bright colours. This painting cheers me up.

The texture on this painting is rough and bumpy. Van Gogh spent most of his money on paint instead of food, this poor man would sometimes starve. He also wasn’t that healthy.

I think this painting is very nice. Of course it’s worth a lot of money, but I like the way that Vincent Van Gogh used the bright colour yellow. Another thing that I like about this painting is the texture and how he showed a new life, and a old life using the sunflowers.

I think that when Van Gogh was painting this picture he was happy. I’m also thinking that Van Gogh's thoughts were probably all about, his flatmate Paul Gauguin.
Vincent Van Gogh is a very cool artist, and I really like his paintings.