Wednesday’s Quote: Vincent Van Gogh

I’m doing  something a little different this week.  Instead of posting one quote, I decided to post this wonderful tribute to Vincent Van Gough.  I’ve posted this before, but those of you who know my passion for Vincent shouldn’t be surprised that I decided to post it again.  I’m sure I’ll post again in the not too distant future.  Let me know what you think of this wonderful tribute.  Any particular feelings?

  15 comments for “Wednesday’s Quote: Vincent Van Gogh

  1. November 21, 2013 at 01:27

    Vincent Van Gough is one of my favourite painters. I never tire of his work – it has life and movement – such beauty. This to me is a melancholy image. Perhaps this is in part because the moment captured on canvass is that of an end – the end of a day, but also the end of a way of life (of course I see it through the eyes of a 21st century dweller, so my interpretation is coloured by my own experience and perspective) 🙂

    • Bradley
      November 21, 2013 at 10:32

      Your interpretation may be colored by your experience, but, to me, that is the beauty of art.

      • November 21, 2013 at 10:33

        Yes – I love the way each of us finds something different to love in every piece.

  2. Stan
    November 20, 2013 at 17:44

    Very moving and thought provoking. There was one study done that came to the conclusion that he did not shoot himself but was accidentally shot by some boys. People don’t normally shoot themselves in the stomach but then he was going through a very dark time in his life even for him.

    • Bradley
      November 20, 2013 at 19:08

      Stan, I’m so glad to read your post. For years I thought it was strange that he shot himself in the stomach. However, I couldn’t figure out who would murder him. I didn’t think Gauguin did it. Then again, Van Gogh was a pretty sick man so a self inflicted shot to the stomach wouldn’t be too far fetched. I guess we’ll never know.

  3. November 20, 2013 at 15:58

    My favorite artist is Gustav Klimt. Poor Van Gogh was mentally and probably murdered. I find it sad that his work brings so much pleasure and he couldn’t feel any of it.

    • Bradley
      November 20, 2013 at 16:45

      There’s another artist I’m not familiar with. I’m going to have to take an art appreciation class.

      • November 20, 2013 at 21:40

        Klimt is famous for ‘The Kiss’. It was painted with actual gold.

        • Bradley
          November 21, 2013 at 09:55

          That’s a beautiful work of art.

  4. Bradley
    November 20, 2013 at 15:56

    The Getty museum here in LA has Vincent’s Irises as well as some of his sketches. I’m not lying when I tell you that a tear runs down my cheek every time I see them. .

  5. Bradley
    November 20, 2013 at 15:25

    I’m ashamed to say I never heard of them. I looked up their works and I see why you like them. I’ve already grown a fondness for Yehouda Chaki

    • November 20, 2013 at 15:33

      Being Montreal artists, they probably don’t have much international exposure. One of Tatoosian’s works I saw in a gallery had a similar effect upon me as did Van Gogh’s “The Chair” when I saw it in London some years ago.

      I’ve seen some of Chaki’s works in galleries around here. Amazing.

  6. November 20, 2013 at 14:03

    My favourite. Thanks, Bradley. I also like Armand Tatoosian and Yehouda Chaki. (Not 100% certain of the spelling.)

  7. November 20, 2013 at 09:53

    He has left an indelible mark. Thank goodness!

    • Bradley
      November 20, 2013 at 15:21

      And to think it almost didn’t happen. I’m certain that if he did not have mental illness he would have continued as a minister or an art dealer, like the rest of his family. What a sad life, but thankfully he left such a beautiful legacy behind.

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