Thursday, November 17

The Good Samaritan by Delacroix and Van Gogh

Right: The Good Samaritan, 1890, by Van Gogh
Left: The Good Samaritan, 1849, by Eugène Delacroix

I have already published some of the Van Gogh paintings that were inspired by other artists and this is
another of these great achievements Vincent left. He also painted after Delacroix here.
It is a great way to see the impressionist changes in the way artists depict space, light and realize that they have other intentions than their predecessors.

The paintings are only forty one years apart. Some might think that Delacroix is more realistic
or more faithful or more anything but art's function is not portraying reality the closest possible and if
it was for that some restrictions would also be necessary to Delacroix.

This is a discussion that has been around since the ancient Greeks and it will be in one post.
Keep tuned. :)