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Vincent Van Gogh 'Starry Night over the Rhone' detail center

Vincent Van Gogh

I know I’ve written about this before, my love affair with the colors blue and gold, how they play so poignantly against each other. I was reminded of this by a quote found on one of my favorite abstract artist’s website, MyMonkey Mind

There is no blue without yellow and without orange.

Vincent Van Gogh

I’m not sure what Van Gogh meant by this, but it struck a chord with me, and I wonder if that is why I love these two colors in combination so much, opposites that cannot be parted, that sing to each other, that create a deep and wide, high and low, dazzling and dark space that fills every corner of my mind.

Blue and Gold was one of the first Pinterest pages I created, just so I could go there and get my fill of that rapture.

Here are a few of my favorites. Tell me, how do they make you feel?

Willem de Kooning.

Willem de Kooning

“My drawings inspire, and are not to be defined. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined.”  Odilon Redon

Odilon Redon

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt

Window at Tanger, 1912 Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse

The Sea at Dusk, watercolor by Emile Nolde http://paintwatercolorcreate.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-vibrant-watercolors-of-emil-nolde.html

Emil Nolde

Andre Derain

Andre Derrain

Les Peupliers, Automne ~Claude Monet

Claude Monet

Fairy Tales by Paul Klee                                                                                                                                                                                 Mehr

Paul Klee