I recently saw one of Soutine’s twisted landscapes at the Vancouver Art Gallery and was quite intrigued. Also painted in the South of France, this landscape is like Van Gogh’s “Yellow House”, but on acid. I love the contorted and stacked yellow buildings reaching for the dark purple sky. I wonder what made Chaim distort the landscape like this? I don’t know much about this painter but I do know he was friends with Modigliani, who had a huge appetite for drugs and alcohol. Time for some serious (and thorough) research!


May 25, 2015

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