This week I have been working diligently on a freelance writing assignment, but I have taken time out here and there to watch episodes of Dr. Who season 5. One of the episodes featured Vincent Van Gogh. The Impressionists changed the way art was viewed and created. Vincent Van Gogh viewed the world differently. His genius is evident in the paintings. I have seen some of his works and had the opportunity once to be able to get close to one of his haystack paintings and thoroughly examine it. The man carved with colors and built up and took away his images. In spots on the canvas there is little paint and in other areas the paint is in peaks and you can seen where his palette knife moved through the paints. His compositions are alive with line and shape. He lets the viewer’s eye lead the brain and he comments on the order of things by way of involving the viewer. His paintings are a challenge to see the universe differently. He was a tortured soul and a revolutionary who changed art and nothing was the same after Vincent Van Gogh.