20 Quotes from Vincent van Gogh | Denver Art Museum
quotes from Vincent van Gogh: 'It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can. Here are 20 of the quotes incorporated on the exhibition's gallery labels, Vincent van Gogh, Etten, November 3, , to Theo van Gogh. 1 quote have been tagged as theo-van-gogh: Vincent van Gogh: 'Dear brother,I feel what Pa and Ma instinctively think about me (I don't say reasonably).
I drew, among others, a woman in the barge with crepe around her cap brooches because she was in mourning, and later a mother with a small child. It mesmerized me, that icy coldness in my youth — but I've had my revenge since then. By worshiping the love that they — the theologians — call sin, by respecting a whore [ his love Sienin The Hague], etc.
It is with justice that they call Rembrandt - 'magician' - that's no easy occupation' Van Gogh, Nuenen, And as for the few days in which I've painted it now — it's consequently been a formidable fight, but one for which I have great enthusiasm' Van Gogh, Nuenen, Aug.
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How glad I was when this doctor took me for an ordinary workingman and said: What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? I did a dozen landscapes too, frankly green, frankly blue. I have made a series of colour studies in painting simply flowers, red poppies, blue corn flowers and myosotys. And then I will take myself off somewhere down south, to get away from the sight of so many painters that disgust me.
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In my yellow room [where Paul Gauguin lived for nine weeks, from late OctoberArles]. Two enormous, worn, deformed shoes. Those he took, one bright, new morning, then, to make his way on foot from Holland to Belgium. I hope to make such progress that you will be able to show my stuff boldly without compromising yourself.
And then I will take myself off somewhere down south. My existence is not without reason! I know that I could be a quite a different person! How can I be of use, how can I be of service? And when I sit down to write I am so abstracted by recollections of what I have seen that I leave the letter.
I admit it, and I also admit that it is "shocking. A more interesting man than many people. Poppies and other red flowers in green in the foreground, then a patch of bluebells. I know very well that not a single flower was drawn, that they're just little licks of colour, red, yellow, orange, green, blue, violet, but the impression of all those colours against one another is nonetheless there in the painting as it is in nature.
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Some poor night-prowlers are sleeping in a corner. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone. The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Exaggerate the essential, leave the obvious vague. Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
I want to touch people with my art. I tell you, if one wants to be active, one must not be afraid of going wrong, one must not be afraid of making mistakes now and then.
That way lies stagnation, mediocrity. Art is to console those who are broken by life.
There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke. I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion. For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. One must spoil as many canvases as one succeeds with. Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.