Of all the paintings I've seen in museums over the years, its always the Van Gogh's that have the barricades around them.
I am always moved when I see his work, not only by his incredible mind blowing skill but by the brilliancy of his colors, as if the paintings were just painted yesterday. You just can't grasp the beauty of his work in photographs or prints until you see them in person. His work has been a huge influence in my work and he holds a special place in my heart. So in honor of his birthday, I hope you will enjoy these pictures.
Vincent Letter to Theo
“ — that dead tree beside a stagnant pond covered in duckweed, in the distance a Rijnspoor depot where railway lines cross, smoke-blackened buildings — also green meadows, a cinder road and a sky in which the clouds are racing, grey with an occasional gleaming white edge, and a depth of blue where the clouds tear apart for a moment.”
Vincent Willem van Gogh
(30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890)