one word photo challenge: Cerulean


Cerulean Blue




200px-Vincent_Willem_van_Gogh_002 At Eternity's Gate from Wikipedia
crying cerulean tears At Eternity’s Gate, by VVG

Vincent Van Gogh’s painting of a man obviously in agonizing external or internal pain has always haunted me. And he just happens to be wearing a shade of Cerulean blue!


9 thoughts on “one word photo challenge: Cerulean

  1. Jennifer Nichole Wells September 22, 2014 / 11:37 am

    I love Vincent Van Gogh. His color choices are always so wonderful as well. That episode of Dr. Who is probably my favorite one.


    • phylor September 22, 2014 / 8:46 pm

      I really can’t watch it without crying. Certainly one of my favourites!


  2. Colline September 21, 2014 / 9:26 am

    Many of Van Gogh’s paintings reflect, I think, the mental agony he himself was experiencing.


    • phylor September 21, 2014 / 1:50 pm

      I think that is what makes them so special. He continues to live in a dark space out of which comes such incredible art!
      When I was a child, I went with my mother to a travelling Van Gogh display. I loved art from that moment on.
      And, did you see the Dr. Who episode when the Doctor and Aimy go to visit Van Gogh. I cried at the end of that one.


      • Colline September 21, 2014 / 6:03 pm

        No I haven’t. I have not seen any episodes of Dr Who.


        • phylor September 22, 2014 / 8:50 pm

          That’s okay: this is wonderful, imaginative, creative, episode that makes me cry. Sometime I’ll send you a synopsis of it so you can understand why that links several threads whirling above Van Gogh’s head.


  3. CuriositytotheMax September 20, 2014 / 9:57 pm

    Maybe he’s just really upset that the store is closed and he has no marshmallows to roast? or He forgot it was Christmas eve and Santa couldn’t get down the chimney? Either of those would make me cerulean blue.


    • phylor September 21, 2014 / 1:46 pm

      Yes, that would make me blue, too. Or he has been posting once a day for 364 days, then forgot the 365th!


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