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Van Gogh’s copy of Delacroix’s “The Good Samaritan”

Delacroix and Van Gogh's Good Samaritan

I have always loved the painting of “The Good Samraitan” by Delacroix, but even though in my art history class in 1990 I also saw Vincent van Gogh’s copy of it, I did not remember that he painted a mirror image of Delaroix’s original. I found that to be intriguing today, so I thought I would share it with you.

Honestly, I like Vincent’s version better because of the colors he chose. However, his painting came 41 years after Delacroix’s. And we all know Vincent van Gogh had his own style of painting!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! 🙂

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When I began this blog I was simply going to share my writing. However, after being part of the blogging world for quite some time now, I decided to begin sharing my artwork. Patsy's Creative Corner will always have my artwork and some writing, but I also created a blog called "My Crazy Life!" in order to simply write my short autobiography and hopefully get some feedback on it as I go. However, it is a very slow project right now. You can find it here: https://spreadingmy2wings.wordpress.com Thanks for visiting! :)

Posted on June 23, 2015, in Art Talk and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Thanks for posting these together–I need both for a comparison. Not only different styles but, perhaps, different outlook. The Delacroix’s Good Samaritan is distinctly more powerful and imposing than Van Gogh’s. Rather than the implication of good will, which seems easier to achieve, the Van Gogh imparts the struggle of a weaker (more ordinary?) person to do what is hard. The latter, I believe, is closer to the Biblical story–the beginning of an earthly struggle that cannot be finished without Christ.

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  2. Here is the photograph Van Gogh used as his model to create his self-portrait.
    vangoghfoto.com

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  3. Thanks. I didn’t know the Van Gogh

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