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Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)
Shepherd with a Flock of Sheep, 1884
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Bringing home the sheep in the lowering darkness. I think the shepherd looks so tired because he doesn't seem to have a dog to help him.
12:00 PM | Permalink
This is one of the few Vincent van Gogh's I hate.
always feeling tired |
August 12, 2010 at 04:10 AM
Very tired. But the sheep look well behaved.
April 27, 2009 at 09:15 AM
A very melancholy Van Gogh, and perhaps you are right about the dog. Even the sheep look tired, though.
April 22, 2009 at 07:06 PM
This isn't one I've seen before - thanks for posting it!
Sandra D |
April 14, 2009 at 04:53 PM
You'd think he could have sprung for a dog -- it's only paint!
They look awfully reluctant. I've seen sheep with that posture stand and stare into the corner of a fence and refuse to move.
April 13, 2009 at 10:06 AM
Dogs make everything better. :)
April 12, 2009 at 06:57 PM
When I first saw it I thought; "What a lovely and peaceful image...coming home."
April 12, 2009 at 06:14 PM
I can't quite see it clearly, but isn't it interesting how the ear (or ear area) is done? We all know how Van Gogh wound up feeling about his own ear...
April 12, 2009 at 04:58 PM
I am not so sure about absence of dog, dog might be behind. But all people in van Gogh paintings always look tired, or depressed. I do not remember any smiling or happy face in his paintings. I would say even sheep look tired in this painting; they look like do not want to go home for the night.
April 12, 2009 at 03:22 PM
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