Friday, 20 November 2009

If Only!

Just a quick note to everyone who has commented on my new banner; I wish that I had painted it myself, but it is a public domain image from....... (you're gonna be surprised!)...... the one and only...

MR. VINCENT VAN GOGH!

It's called "Skull With Burning Cigarette".

Good to know the old masters still have a few tricks up their sleeve.

8 comments:

  1. absolutely unbelieveable! great image!

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  2. Yes I like the skeleton & it looks fab against the girly pink! I used to have a T-shirt with smokey on ti -bought it in Portobello Mkt in the late 80s. He was supposedly a joker when he was a student. Have you see The Bat? I like that one too...it's mad they're so of today. People don't really change -Vincent was as much a messer as students are today!He fits right in now in modern times as opposed to the problems he encountered during his time.

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  3. I love this painting, one of my faves of Van Gogh's. Looks great here juxtaposed with the pink and lace border.

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  4. I noticed your new banner a few days ago--- thought you might have gotten it from David Sedaris' new book WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES.
    would have never guessed it is a Van Gogh.

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  5. Yes Rainey, love the Bat. In fact he did some fabulous work when he stopped being maudlin and painting sunflowers and bloody cypress trees!

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  6. Van Gogh? Who would have thunk it? It seems so today!

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