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 on Wednesday’s Quote: Vincent Van Gogh
He has left an indelible mark. Thank goodness!
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.
My favourite. Thanks, Bradley. I also like Armand Tatoosian and Yehouda Chaki. (Not 100% certain of the spelling.)
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
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.
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. .
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.
There’s another artist I’m not familiar with. I’m going to have to take an art appreciation class.
Klimt is famous for ‘The Kiss’. It was painted with actual gold.
That’s a beautiful work of art.
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.
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.
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) 🙂
Your interpretation may be colored by your experience, but, to me, that is the beauty of art.
Yes – I love the way each of us finds something different to love in every piece.