Introducing #bookmatchartwork – the pairing of a unifying theme in literature and art

Today I am posting about two things I am very passionate about- books and paintings. So by incorporating a hashtag #bookmatchartwork I will be trying to pair two otherwise unrelated creative bodies of work. This Instagram post befriends Peter Mayle with Van Gogh- in the beautiful location of sunny Provence.

Do you hear the word 'Provence' and immediately think of purple lavender fields, succulent grapes bursting off their vines, weekend summer markets and long, balmy evenings, languorously eating cheese and sipping red wine? There is no need to exert the imagination when you have Peter Mayle's 'A Year in Provence' at hand. Through his lively, year long diary, we glimpse a vision of Provençal beauty that exceeds our imaginative expectations. (This book made it to my top 10 books list of 2015 on my blog). To add to that, we have the beauty of two of Van Gogh's most famous paintings: The Starry Night and Wheat Field with Cypresses. Both were painted during Van Gogh's stay at the asylum in Saint- Rémy-de-Provence. A key feature common to these paintings are the diagonal line created by the low rolling hills of the distant Alpilles mountains. Don't you love it when a book or a piece of art takes you to a faraway place? I'm creating a tag called #bookmatchartwork . If you would like to pair a book that you think thematically or visually matches a work of art please use it. I am tagging a few friends who I think might be interested in doing this tag. If you are interested in art and books I tag you!

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5 thoughts on “Introducing #bookmatchartwork – the pairing of a unifying theme in literature and art

  1. This is such an amazing concept! I love that you have put together two of your passions it blends together beautifully πŸ™‚ I don’t know much about art myself but I can appreciate it- I adore the pairing you have done xxx

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    • I am certainly not an art expert but I think my enthusiasm makes up for it. I think I will have fun with the tag in future πŸ™‚

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  2. This is an absolutely amaZing concept! I love the pairing you have done the two pieces blend together beautifully xx I don’t know much about art myself but I can appreciate it- this looks absolutely beautiful xx Can’t wait to see more posts as unique as this!

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