Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Palettes of Great Artists

I have like a thousand posts sitting my drafts that I've ignored for far to long. Okay, maybe not a thousand but definitely too many. Here's a picture of different famous artists palettes that I thought was really interesting. It's surprising how something so simple can be so inspiring.

Palettes of great artists: (clockwise from top left) Eugene Delacroix, Vincent Van Gogh, Edgar Degas, and Paul Gauguin.

You can see more here.


  1. Oh, awesome! I love, love, LOVE the work of Degas (now I'm feeling inspired to do a blog post about him!) and it's cool to compare his messy palette with the even messier palette of van Gogh. Genius at work!

    Notice that Gauguin's is slightly less manic...and as I recall, his paintings are less "intense" (for lack of a better term) than van Gogh's, too. Interesting.

  2. That would be interesting! I love how clean and tidy Delacroix's palette is.