Van Gogh


Vincent van Gogh

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"... it does me good to do what’s difficult. That doesn’t stop me having a tremendous need for, shall I say the word – for religion – so I go outside at night to paint the stars.'"

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http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/gogh/


Vincent's Room, Arles
 1888; Vincent Van Gogh Foundation, Amsterdam



http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/gogh/Starry Night

Starry Night

"Today and yesterday I drew two figures of an old man with his elbows on his knees and his head in his hands. I did it of Schuitemaker once and always kept the drawing, because I wanted to do it better another time. Perhaps I’ll also do a lithograph of it. What a fine sight an old working man makes, in his patched bombazine suit with his bald head."

"I should like De Haan to see a study of mine of a lighted candle and two novels (one yellow, the other pink) lying on an empty chair (really Gauguin’s chair), a size 30 canvas, in red and green [F 499, JH 1636]. I have just been working again today on its pendant, my own empty chair, a white deal chair with a pipe and a tobacco pouch [F 498, JH 1635]. In these two studies, as in others, I have tried for an effect of light by means of clear colour, probably De Haan would understand exactly what I was trying to get if you read to him what I have written on the subject."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_Eternity%27s_Gate







http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh


Van Gogh's Chair, 1888, National Gallery, London
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A Wheat Field, with Cypresses, September 1889, National Gallery, London

Van Gogh painted a number of scenes of the wheat field and cypresses; from images available on the net, I like this one best.
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A Wheat Field, with Cypresses, September 1889, National Gallery, London