Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Ah... Van Gogh... My favorite artist. I "discovered" Van Gogh when I was 10 years old, and fell in love with his unbelievable impressionism and sad and misunderstood life. Since then I collect books about his life, have two old books with reproductions of all his unbelieavable art - have I said that already? - and I cherish "Letters to Theo", the touching and heart-breaking set of letters he wrote to his brother, who was his best friend and supporter. So much you can learn about his soul by reading his thoughts. One of my childhood dreams is to visit his hometown, Zundert, just to visit his house, rebuilt in 2007.
There's this fun and almost unknow painting he created when was still an anatomy art student in Belgium. Love it! He had a dark sense of humor, which is not a surprise:
And his shoes... There's something about this I can't explain, moves me:
And I can't listen to Don McLean's song, Vincent (beautiful name, btw), without getting this knot in my throat - such deep and beautiful lyrics that translated so well his troubled heart.
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