Not only does Ursula have an amazing knack for turning her own and her clients hair into colourful works of art, she also clearly has a love for art, and each dye job in her 'Fine Art' series is done with a great deal of thought and detail. Just check out what she had to say about her hair-related impression of Van Gogh's 'Starry Night':
I am sharing Van Gogh's "Starry Night" again for those who missed it, and also because I didn't originally publish any background on it. This is only one piece of a rather large body of work completed the last two years of Van Gogh's life, and Van Gogh himself was not impressed with it, never having any inkling that it would go on to become one of the most recognised pieces of art in Western history.
He began it shortly after being admitted to the St. Rémy de Provence asylum, and it's largely composed of the view from his room, with the addition of a fictional village. Earlier in life, he had been very religious and had set out to become a pastor, but could never pass his exams and he struggled with his mental health continuously. He later abandoned religion, but still seemed to be searching for meaning and purpose, speculating that "hope is in the stars" - referencing the desire to experience an afterlife, perhaps in the stars or in another dimension.
This desire stemmed from the fact that he had never been particularly happy, and suffered from depression, hallucinations, delusions, psychotic breaks, and a general inability to function, often trying to live and work on his own, but always failing, which would result in admittance to an asylum or going back to live with family or friends. He ultimately took his own life at age 37, dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound that became infected.
It could be argued that Van Gogh's mental illness fueled his creativity and made him a great artist, but even if that's true, his story is heartbreaking. It's hard for me to gauge if his enormous contributions to art were worth all the suffering this poor man endured. It's commonly believed, however, that suffering and art go hand in hand."
WOW, right?! For anyone with an eye for art (or just a love of really, really nice dyed hair), check out our favourites in Ursula's incredible range:
Drowning Girl, and Pop Art Newsweek cover, by Roy Lichtenstein
Red Canna Lily, by Georgia O'Keeffe
The Kiss, by Austrian Symbolist Gustav Klimt
Birth of Venus, by Boticelli
Marilyn Monroe, by Andy Warhol
Girl With a Pearl Earring, by Johannes Vermeer
The Scream, by Edvard Munch
Which is your favourite? Tweet us @sofeminineUK!
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