The Siesta (after Millet) 1889-1990, by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
The Siesta was painted while Van Gogh was interned in a mental asylum in Saint-Rémy de Provence. The composition is taken from a drawing by Millet for Four Moments in the Day. To justify his act, Vincent told his brother Theo: “I am using another language, that of colours, to translate the impressions of light and dark into black and white”. Van Gogh often copied the works of Millet, whom he considered to be “a more modern painter than Manet”. This highly personal retranscription is achieved primarily by means of a chromatic construction based on contrasting complementary colours: blue-violet, yellow-orange.
This is a logotype for a fictional company named Thunder Thighs Twinkle Toes — The School of Unconventional Ballet. The logotype references this preconceived notion about ballerinas using the elongated letters and rigid structure.