Vincent Van Gogh's "Landscape With House and Ploughman," 1889. I finished the puzzle this morning.
Over the weekend, I found a new iPad app to amuse myself and sharpen my eye. It's called Puzzles. I, of course, chose the art series. I had my choice of numbers of pieces. Being new to the app, I chose to work Vincent's marvelous landscape in 42 pieces. With each painting, they give you a little history. Vincent painted this among others a year before he shot himself in the chest and died two days later. He was despondent that his paintings didn't sell and he was living off of Theo. His despair or shame is not evident in his work. I see rather strength and determination.
I figure this will be a fun app on the beach in between observing the crowds and photographing or painting unaware sunbathers for future painting references. In Mexico, hotel Internet, free and otherwise, goes down in the afternoons roughly between one and four. Only apps like these work.
|Halfway There, oil, 11" x 9", March 2013|