While I was in art school, I had the chance to travel through Provence. As art history facts and art techniques swirled through my head, I peered out at the surrounding landscape and paused for a bit… This was Van Gogh territory, and it was easy to see. The colors, the landscapes, the sites, it looked exactly like his signature work towards the end of his life.
I had such a fun time finding the exact spot, or close by, where Van Gogh possibly stood while he painted his famous paintings. Once home, I assembled them in an album side by side. It’s great to see the comparison, see how the artist formed his palette, see how possibly he came up with his impressionistic style. This is also a great way to make “fine art” more accessible, to kids and adults alike. Below are a few examples from my trip. Would love to hear if you’ve ever done this before on a trip!