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Path in the Woods

Path in the Woods, 1887 Vincent van Gogh That particular shade of blue–for some reason– features in almost all of his work.

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I could have told you, Vincent

Three things I learned about Vincent Van Gogh from reading Van Gogh by Pierre Cabanne, © 1961: When Van Gogh took up painting, late in life, he began by taking lessons, visiting museums to study the works of the masters, and inviting established artists to critique his work.  In the popular imagination he simply sat …

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Cypress

Excerpted from Van Gogh by Pierre Cabanne, © 1961: Vincent painted the wheat field three times during June; on other occasions he set up his easel in front of the cypresses.  “It is a splash of black in a sunny landscape, but is one of the most interesting black notes, and the most difficult to …

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Wizards and Artists

“No woman is old as long as she loves and is loved.”  ~Vincent Van Gogh in a letter to his brother Theo, quoted in Van Gogh by Pierre Cabanne, © 1961 which is very similar to “A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.”  …

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Both

“I felt that he would either go mad or leave the Impressionists far behind. But I did not suspect that both these presentiments would prove correct.” ~Camille Pissarro on Vincent Van Gogh, quoted in Van Gogh by Pierre Cabanne, © 1961

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Two Great Things that Go Great Together

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Blue

A Lane near Arles ~ Vincent van Gogh Van Gogh saw blue everywhere; in the soil, in the grass, in the leaves and trunks of trees.  Blue is as integral to his style as his trademark swirls and bold strokes.

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Cypress

Vincent van Gogh, Road with Cypresses, 1890 He actually painted quite a few cypress trees and night skies, didn’t he?  

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Two Cypresses

Two Cypresses by Vincent van Gogh (via) I wonder if, were you to look at this from a different angle and at the right time of night, you would see a church below and a starry night above?

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