I’m kicking #11 off my bucket list tomorrow when I finally get to see Van Gogh’s self-portrait, with my own two eyes.
It never seems to be in art museums around me, no matter where I live. If it’s in town, I’m not. Every. Single. Time. But it’s here now, and the Norton Simon has a free day, and I am going to see it, in person.
For those of you who have never seen a Van Gogh in person, you really must!
When scanned and flattened, though beautiful still, something is lost in translation. It’s a tiny spark– a kindling, really– that sets a fire of emotion in your heart. A piece that flattens into a happy bright field of flowers will make you want to cry when you see it in person. Other pieces look remorseful and dark on the internet, but in person… they fill you with hope.
I expect this one to fill me with unexpected emotions as well, and I am looking forward to it.
I’m excited, and the timing of the prompt just makes me feel like this art visit is written in the very stars.
I think Van Gogh would appreciate such synchronicity, don’t you?
Who are your favorite artists? Do you have a bucket list? Is it a numbered list? If so, what’s number 11?
Daily Post: What’s the 11th item on your bucket list? http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/daily-prompt-kick-it/