I Am a Vincent Van Gogh Fan

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    My All Time Favorite

    If I have to choose between all the painters he will be the winner.  Even when most of his work are self-portraits I am captivated by the intensity of both his brushstrokes and his vision of the world around him.
    jc2009 jc2009
    41-45, M
    Dec 17, 2010

    Dancing Lessons From God

    I went to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam a few years ago.  It was incredible.  Up to that time, Van Gogh to me was stars and wheat fields.  To see the breadth of his work, with that same intensity suffusing all, opened my eyes to the possibility of keeping my...
    misteramerica misteramerica
    46-50, M
    2 Responses May 7, 2009

    My Favorite Artist.

    I haven't seen his paintings directly.I have seen photos of them only."sunflowers""potato eaters"etc. are my favorites.His intense strokes with brush..and vividness..I can't translate my feelings when I watch his paintings into words.He is just amazing!One day I will see his...
    tenderheart35 tenderheart35
    31-35, F
    Apr 21, 2011

    Life, beauty and their complexities.

    These things dominated a troubled mind and perfectionist. Living had its woes, it still does, and those beauteous sparks of inspiration.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    Mar 28, 2015

    Maybe He Didn't Cut Off His Own Ear.

      Now art historians are saying it was Paul Gauguin -- with a sword -- in an argument -- over a prostitute.             Interesting story   http://news.aol.com/article/van-gogh-ear/462572...
    Dawnriser Dawnriser
    66-70, F
    2 Responses May 5, 2009

    Of Course

    How can you not be? The soft pastels, the shifting moods. the love and pain he tries to relay. The stark shadows, the character of his subjects. All tell us something wonderful
    jadecrow jadecrow
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Aug 6, 2009

    Cafe At Night

    This painting is what got me into impressionist paintings.  It's still one of my favorites.  It really brightens up a room.
    IamGone IamGone
    41-45, M
    Aug 31, 2009


    My mother had a copy of Sunflowers in our house the whole time I was growing up. And I used to look at the signature and think what kind of person is this damned depressed besides me??? Well my mom wasn't far from it. As years went by I was exposed to more of his work and...
    jenvice jenvice
    46-50, F
    May 18, 2011

    There is no such thing

    as an ugly woman. Vincent Van Gogh
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    Feb 28, 2014

    Starry Starry Night

    i have always been amazed (and saddened) with mr Van Gogh's tragic life. This world was not really meant for someone as beautiful as him..:') artistic & lonely. confused, and misjudged. living, but was ridiculed. I think, we all can relate to that.
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass
    18-21, F
    9 Responses May 5, 2009

    The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam....

    ....has the most Incredible collection of his work... This Artist captured as much in one work as a Lifetime of other allegedly "Supreme" Artists... His work is unadulterated Genius and will forever Be so.. God Bless the works of Vincent Willhelm Van Gogh!
    SethBedeGB SethBedeGB
    1 Response May 25, 2008

    Starry Starry Night

    I love Van Gogh's later works, they were vibrant and full of colour, his unique style appeals to my senses and they always call to me, as I wonder what he was feeling at the time he painted.  He was brilliant yet so sad. Don Mclean ~ Starry Starry Night Starry, starry...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2009

    Ironic Sunflower

    I read a book about him a few years ago, he was a wonderful painter, the irony of him being so poor and not being able to sell his paintings, and fetching about 22.5 million pounds for the Sunflowers is tragically ironic.  
    AtomicWater AtomicWater
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2010

    Long Time Fan

    My mother was a big fan and I saw my first Van Gogh exhibition when I was about 9 years old.  We had a Van Gogh print hanging in our living room for almost my entire childhood.  In 9th grade art class I chose Van Gogh as the subject of my paper on my favorite artist...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 19, 2010


    In my 2nd year of college, I worked on a project that has had a positive influence on my life. My boyfriend and I put together an extensive slide show about Van Gogh's art and his life. It was for a Design II class, and it turned out well. I fell in love with Van...
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    5 Responses Nov 24, 2008

    Read A Thought Provoking Book About The Last Few Months Of His Life

    I just finished reading a very thought provoking book. Its fiction but based on plenty of fact about the end of Van Goghs life. The story is two parallel ones - about Dr Gachet - Van Goghs doctor who he famously painted and  a fictional modern day GP. It touches at the very...
    vera6969 vera6969
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2010


    As most in this group know, yellow is Van Gogh's favorite color. To him, yellow depicted the very presence of God. When you view his paintings, you see varying amounts of yellow. When you look at "The Resurrection" it is fittingly awash in yellow. Yet, in the starry night there...
    jjmack jjmack
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2010

    The essential place to go is the Van Gogh

    Museum in Amsterdam.It was only there that was able to appreciate the great influence Japanese art had on him.
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    1 Response May 18, 2014
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