In spring of 2011 I went to
Nuenen – a little village not far from Eindhoven. This small place became known
mostly due to the fact that Vincent Van Gogh lived and worked here in
1883-1885. This is his Dutch period of dark in color and mostly rural scenes
from everyday life of Dutch peasants that he was so fascinated by. After visiting this place now I know why
he chose those gloomy colors. Don’t get me wrong – the place is charming but
looking back at my photos and Vincent’s paintings I see lots of similarities.
No matter how I tried to make photos lighter and more cheerful it just didn't happen!
I am proud to say that I stepped
on the same streets Van Gogh was stepping; I saw same windmills and fields he
saw and depicted in his work.
Statue of Vincent Van Gogh in the center of Nuenen
Labels: 2011, collse watermolen, Eindhoven, Nuenen, painting, peasants, potato eaters, roosdonck windmill, rural, spring, Vincent Van Gogh