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I Love Vincent Van Gogh

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    Beauty And Suffering

    Vincent has a way of expressing loneliness and despair that moves me deeply. His crows above a thickly painted field of wheat, the bare branches of a tree in an empty field, his placement of a single white iris in a field of purple blooms speak so eloquently of heart break...
    Koiponder Koiponder 46-50, F Oct 3, 2010

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    My Favorite Artist

    His take on the world was amazing--I love that he saw all those wildly vibrant shapes and colors in the ordinary scenes around him. Here's my favorite painting, because of the clouds:
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 26, 2008

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    Just Let Me Be Myself

    “Occasionally, in times of worry, I’ve longed to be stylish, but on second thought I say no—just let me be myself—and express rough, yet true things with rough workmanship.”—Vincent van Gogh
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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    I read a biography about him

    and I completly fell in love with this person. He was a beautiful human being, so full of hurt and lonesomeness and still always so giving and caring. I mean he'd give all his money away and starve rather then see his fellow humans be hungry. He was never appreciated for his...
    starstruckruby starstruckruby 18-21, F Feb 3

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    I love Van Gogh so much.

    He was a horribly lonely man. When he attempted suicide, the police asked him if he tried to kill himself, and you know what he said? "I think so, do not accuse anyone else." How sad is that?
    astarrynight1 astarrynight1 16-17, F Jun 10

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    Undergrowth With Two Figures Restoration

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    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F Mar 14, 2013

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    Starry Night

    On my wall is a small replica of my favorite Van Gogh painting: Starry Night.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 2 Responses May 7, 2012

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    This world was never meant

    for one as beautiful as you.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    brokenglass299 brokenglass299 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    The Great Martyr Of Art...

    When I think about Van Gogh I cannot help thinking about him as a martyr of the art. Sometimes I get that feeling about some people are born with the right to be happy, successful, famous. OK, Van Gogh got fame but not in life. In life he was as miserable, poor and misunderstood...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 18, 2013

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    Magical

    His paintings are magical. They draw you in and the colors are fantastic. Somehow they touch me, and not in a perverted way either lol.
    Melody063 Melody063 51-55, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2011

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    I Think He's Unique

    The colors, the forms, the imagination is like nothing else I've seen.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 7, 2008

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    Van Gogh Museum

    I've seen his work at the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam and it is so much more amazing when seeing the original. I think he was such an original in his style.
    IamGone IamGone 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 5, 2011

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    Holiness

    We all love Vincent Van Gogh. He is a genius in the eyes of almost everyone. His paintings are on cans and boxes in books and calendars, in the newspapers every time a record is broken. We love him, we adore him, we worship him, we would love to have one of his in our living...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 6 Responses Oct 6, 2010

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    This World Was Never Meant For One As Beautiful As You.

     Van Gogh's paintings are thrilling.  I sense he saw movement in everything: the earth, the trees, a still landscape.  Every brush stroke in his paintings suggests an aliveness and energy that, if truly visible and real, would make this world unbearably, intensely...
    contrast55 contrast55 51-55 Mar 19, 2009

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    Brilliant Colour

    Van Gogh led a troubled life but his paintings have so much vivid colour, so much furious energy. I find him a fascinating person and have read a book (Love of Many Things) which made me appreciate how interesting his life really was.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 14, 2010

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    His Poetic Descriptions

    In a letter to his brother Theo, dated June 30 1890, van Gogh describing his UNDERGROWTH WITH TWO FIGURES Painted during the final weeks before his suicide with these words "violet trunks running across the landscape, perpendicular like columns: the depths of the wood are blue...
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2013

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    Good Artist

    seen an exhibition of his work- think it is really fantastic and enlightening, find the fact that he chopped off his ear after 10 bottles of absinthe amazing though, i really appreciate his contribution to the art world
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M Apr 10, 2008

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    Am Writing Book About Vincent

    I've just started a web site about a book I'm writing called "Van Gogh in Paris".  Wonder if anyone has any comments.  Thanks in advance.  http://vangoghinparis.com
    VincentFan1 VincentFan1 36-40 1 Response May 10, 2008

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    I love Vincent.. from his vast collection of

    painting i love the STARRY NIGHT... it feels like it was painted and dedicated only for me... :)
    eternallight351 eternallight351 26-30, F May 1

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    Vincent (Starry Starry Night) Don Mclean

    This is a great video with a good version of the song and a nice compilation of his art.
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2013

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    His Ambition In His Words

    “What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, oran unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society andwill never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then —even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to...
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F Mar 16, 2013

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    Even My 3 Year Old Daughter Loves Him

    My wife loves the song "Vincent" by Don Maclean. If you are not familiar with it, do yourself a favor and search youtube for the song, as many have put together some beautiful montages of Van's paintings to that poignant song.So Hadley (my 3 year old daughter) listens to the song...
    VendettA12 VendettA12 33, M 4 Responses Mar 14, 2013

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    Art

    His paintings are truly something. I know during school we had to examine sort copies of his paintings and use them as inspiration for a painting or drawing we were going to do. My art teacher was nuts about them.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Feb 11, 2008

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    The Cafe Terracehttp://www.

    vggallery.com/painting/f_0467.jpg
    AxeRoberts AxeRoberts 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 24

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    Painting Emotion

    Van Gogh had the ability to paint movement, to paint emotion in a way that no other artist before or since has been able to accomplish. He was amazing. A little crazy. But amazing.
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 7 Responses May 1, 2010

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    How I Feel About Vincent

    "to me Van Gogh is the finest painter of them all. Certainly the most popular, great painter of all time. The most beloved, his command of colour most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion...
    heartache14 heartache14 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2012

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    Blessed

    ...
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    Love His Impressionist Art

    I loved the book about his life, Lust for Life and learning about how his brother Theo helped him and cared for him.  It's so sad that he kind of lost it towards the end of his life but his early life helping people in the coal mines was great!  I think that often we...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M Aug 2, 2008

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    A Brilliant Tormented Soul

    I had the good fortune of taking in a traveling exhibition of Impressionist paintings. It included one of Van Gogh's sunflowers and a few other of his works. Let me tell you that looking at a reproduction of a Van Gogh is a poor substitute for seeing the real thing. I don't know...
    UnrepentantRogue UnrepentantRogue 46-50, M Apr 28, 2013

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    His Letters

    Today I found a site which features Vincent's letters to Theo. I just wanted to share them with fellow Van Gogh fans. His writing is so interesting. I hope you enjoy it: http://vangoghletters.org/vg/letters/let252/letter.html
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2013

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    Somebody asked Van Gogh 'why did you cut your ear off?' And he said 'pardon?' Lol
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