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oh to be a painter

there’s something that i love very much about painting – both the verb and the noun. unfortunately though, i don’t think i would be able to articulate in words why i like paintings so much.

Maurice de Vlaminck and Kees van Dongen are my two very favourite painters. Both of them are Fauvists, which is probably one of my favourite styles of painting. i can’t seem to get a grasp on it myself though. Maurice de Vlaminck does a lot of incredible landscapes and Kees van Dongen does a lot of portrait-like paintings. I don’t think i can say that i like the landscapes more than the portraits, or the portraits more than the landscapes. i love that they both use bright colours that contrast and complement eachother, and also how they use dark outlines and accents.
– angela

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