A YEAR WITH VINCENT
Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass 2017 by A.D. Padgett (after Van Gogh Arles 1888)
In 2017, Anthony Padgett had a life changing year. He studied the legacy of Van Gogh. Then created 67 oil paintings to parallel and contrast Van Gogh's life with his own.
Rather than just copy Van Gogh's style Padgett created a new style called Neo-Post-Impressionism. This work captures his moving year in an expressive, pixellated "Divisionism" with broad brush strokes and "Cloisonnism" outlines. It was influenced by Van Gogh, Signac, Derain and Seurat.
Here are some examples with Van Gogh's originals on the left and Padgett's work on the right. Most of Padgett's paintings are set around Hutton, Longton and Sollom - semi-rural villages in the North West England and other pieces are from his pilgrimage to Provence, France to visit some of the places where Van Gogh worked.
Noon Rest from Work (after Millet) by Van Gogh 1890 and Anthony D. Padgett 2017
Vincent's Chair With His Pipe by Van Gogh 1888 and Anthony D. Padgett 2017
Blossoming Almond Tree by Van Gogh 1890 and Anthony D. Padgett 2017
Still Life Vase with Fourteen Sunflowers by Van Gogh 1888 and Rapeseed by Anthony D. Padgett 2017
Old Man in Sorrow by Van Gogh 1890 and Middle Aged Man in Rapeseed by Anthony D. Padgett 2017
The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night by Van Gogh 1888 and Under Canopy version by Anthony D. Padgett 2017
L'Arlesienne Madame Ginoux by Van Gogh 1888 and Bernadette Murphy (author of Van Gogh's Ear) by Anthony D. Padgett 2017
Still Life with Absinthe by Van Gogh 1887 and Anthony D. Padgett 2017
Vincent's House in Arles (The Yellow House) by Van Gogh 1888 and missing Yellow House by Anthony D. Padgett 2017
Self Portrait with Straw Hat by Van Gogh 1887 and Anthony D. Padgett 2017
Still Life Pink Roses in a Vase by Van Gogh 1890 and Anthony D. Padgett 2017
Young Girl Standing against a Background of Wheat by Van Gogh 1890 and Middle Aged Woman by Anthony D. Padgett 2017
Copyright permissions for the Van Gogh works have not been requested so it is with hopeful gratitude that his images have been uploaded.
The full catalogue and the story of how the year changed Padgett's life will appear soon.
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