“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”

“It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper understanding.”

“Normality is a paved road; it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.”

“The painter of the future will be a colorist in a way no one has been before.”

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“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”

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“…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”

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“In painting I want to say something comforting in the way that music is comforting.”

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“Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.”

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Cafe Terrace at Night

vincentvangoughphoto_smokingpeipe_onlyphotoofhimasadultartist_1887Vincent, smoking pipe
(only known photo of him as an adult artist)

1887 melanotype showing Emile Bernard (second from the left), Vincent van Gogh (third from the left), André Antoine (standing at center), and Paul Gauguin (far right) in a group photo

Van Gogh (sadly facing away) w/the great Emile Bernard
courtesy of Jerry Saltz

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