I Love Vincent Van Gogh

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 226 People

    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
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2013

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2013

    The Cafe Terracehttp://www.

    vggallery.com/painting/f_0467.jpg
    AxeRoberts AxeRoberts
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Apr 24, 2014

    Blessed

    ...
    jenvice jenvice
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Mar 13, 2013

    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
    4 Responses Oct 6, 2010

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2014

    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
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Mar 14, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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

    This world was never meant

    for one as beautiful as you.
    Bird488 Bird488
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2014

    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

    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
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2011

    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, F
    Mar 19, 2009

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    May 1, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    46-50, F
    Mar 16, 2013

    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
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 6, 2013
    brokenglass299 brokenglass299
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2014

    Undergrowth With Two Figures Restoration

                                                                                                                                             I...
    jenvice jenvice
    46-50, F
    Mar 14, 2013

    Starry Night

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

    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

    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
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2013

    Related Experiences

    Grateful Dead: Brokedown Palace http://youtu.be/YT0662mthec The lyric to Brokedown Palace was written by Robert Hunter as part of a suite of songs that arrived via his pen during...
    NobleDebaucher NobleDebaucher
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Apr 21
    Dear wonderful woman,As my last thing I share here, I want to express more clearly my feelings and the importance you have in my life.I wasn't looking for anyone special when I...
    Bettercallsalamander Bettercallsalamander
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 20
    Some can live without love , some can't, I can't live without love and passion. I wish i had a strong man in my life who says everything is fine honey. I'm here for you. It...
    jayaselvamoni jayaselvamoni
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    "So when you sense a change Nothing feels the same All your dreams are strange, love comes walkin' in." Van Halen - Love Walks In
    OmiB OmiB
    16-17, M
    Apr 14
    WARNING: possible spoilers below. If you didn't watch the season finale of TWD, then continue at your own risk. The Internet is buzzing with the "who shot J.R." Style cop out that...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Apr 10
    Paramore - Emergency I think we have an emergency I think we have an emergency If you thought I'd leave Then you were wrong Cause I won't stop holding on So are you listening So...
    Dafhunter Dafhunter
    22-25, M
    Apr 7
    This story isn't true but funny Jason plays with Peyton Jason is babysitting his 5 yr old niece . Ok ok no more tickle monster giggles Peyton! Do u give up teases Jason...
    Dollfan32 Dollfan32
    31-35, F
    Apr 7
    https://youtu.be/OZGXRCI-JzQ When It's Love
    poetz13 poetz13
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 6
    I was writing poems to this girl I met and she loved them so I sent her one everyday and I even wrote her a song and she loved it and we talked over text and she told me about her...
    erickv354 erickv354
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Apr 6
    There's this guy, that I just can't seem to get over, even though we've never dated. He was one of the first few people I came out to, but we eventually lost contact until January...
    xxxMeeThreexxx xxxMeeThreexxx
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 6
    My life is just so cold, everyday people expect me to do anything alone, and just keep carrying on, but I can't. I have had some friends in the past, but they all left me, or even...
    GentleReader GentleReader
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 6
    I love being spanked hard. I love the sound my cheeks make as the are slapped. I love the pain I feel as I am smaked. I love the feeling of helpless humiliation as she hits me...
    SlaveDogLucy SlaveDogLucy
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 6
    Silly Wizard - Blackbird I am a young sailor My story is sad Though once I was carefree And a brave sailor lad I courted a lassie By night and by day Ah but now she has left me And...
    Dafhunter Dafhunter
    22-25, M
    Apr 5
    I never ever thought about love much until last year. I am a commitment phobe. I hated commitment but I was always curious to see if people would help me get over it. I was always...
    lifeseemstosuck lifeseemstosuck
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 5
    "Here But I'm Gone" by Vanessa Fernandez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjLlZRWhPNA
    Byron8by7 Byron8by7
    51-55, M
    Apr 5
    In my 19 years of living on this earth it's been 7 years since I've first encountered a poisonous infection sickness called love.. In in those 7 years I've only come across with...
    joshuaruiz1945 joshuaruiz1945
    13-15
    2 Responses Apr 5
    Ed and Linda met while on a singles cruise and Ed fell head over heels for her. When they discovered they lived in the same city only a few miles apart Ed was ecstatic. He...
    Rusham Rusham
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Apr 5
    i dreamed about you last night. it was beautiful yet painful. we never met in the real life but in my dreams, i could be with you. i get to pinch your cheek and laugh with you. in...
    whitenut whitenut
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 5
    Why can't love be simple? Why do we complicate it? Why do we like to complicate it? Your Heart beats.. constantly.. Isn't that love? The Sun warms the earth, without which life...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 4
    "Physics Til You Find Me" Physics til you find me, my dear. No matter the place, no matter the year; The world's too big to find you I fear, so I've left you these breadcrumbs to...
    Taynkbot Taynkbot
    18-21, M
    Apr 4
    I am loved by a cat. We got close through my high school years. He always had time for me. When I needed love, he was always there to cuddle and lick me. I tried to give him the...
    9minute 9minute
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 4
    This is sad. I loved her, I really did. I knew she didn't love me, she had no place in her heart, other than him; I thought she cared, nonetheless. She left without a trace for the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 4
    Vincent by Don McLean Starry, starry night Paint your palette blue and gray Look out on a summer's day With eyes that know the darkness in my soul Shadows on the hills Sketch the...
    TValentine TValentine
    56-60, M
    Apr 4
    I feel like my last relationships just ruined love and relationships in general for me. Like I was lied to and said I was loved when in reality the only thing that was loved was my...
    Photographybrat Photographybrat
    18-21, F
    Apr 4
    Luckily, I can say that I'm in love. I'm in love with a guy that drives me insane, cares about me more than I ever thought someone would, and loves everything about me. In the...
    mintyfresh28 mintyfresh28
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 3
    I've never felt this hard for a F.C in my life, and to be honest I'm so bloody glad I have and still am, my guy/love who is going to remain nameless is in my opinion the perfect...
    WinnieCamden WinnieCamden
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 3
    I dream of love. Someone that will sweep me off my feet. I want the kind of love that he will hold my hand. Make love. We can cook together and share a life. I don't need...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 3
    Okay so I don't really know how to start this or why I'm writing it other than it was weighing in my chest and I needed to get it out. I... I'm in love with a fictional character...
    WingedWolfFireFae WingedWolfFireFae
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 3
    Okay so I don't really know how to start this or why I'm writing it other than it was weighing in my chest and I needed to get it out. I... I'm in love with a fictional character...
    WingedWolfFireFae WingedWolfFireFae
    18-21, F
    Apr 3
    Hey I have a poem for any guy to use for a girl that he likes cause I don't really have no use for it because the girl I asked out said no and I feel like it can help other people...
    jdog1221 jdog1221
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Apr 3
More Stories