You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features.By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features.I've been doing that consistently for as long as I can remember. ) I almost always add the Latin phrase, Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam ("To the greater glory of God"). I started with the initials, but now I spelled it out in full.Lately I've also started signing the back with my full name. People have Googled and e-mailed me because they saw my name on a painting. I doubt any art museum will ever have a retrospective of my paintings, but ya never know... Finally, I typically paint in petroglyphs of desert bighorn sheep near my name.Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! I am seriously considering always signing with my last name and date, or initials on the front and full name and date on the back.If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center. My reasoning is a typical first name and a long last name. I don't date work, just because of the prejudice that exists against older pieces.
To avoid the goofy repetition look, understate the signatures or hide them in some obscure place, foliage, etc.30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art.In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life in France, where he died.His younger brother Theo supported him financially, and the two kept up a long correspondence by letter.His early works, mostly still lifes and depictions of peasant labourers, contain few signs of the vivid colour that distinguished his later work.Born into an upper-middle-class family, Van Gogh drew as a child and was serious, quiet and thoughtful.