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Vincent Van Gogh
(1853-1890) born on
Mar 30
Dutch artist. He was a post-impressionist painter noted for his brilliant colors and swirling brush strokes, e.g., "Sunflowers."
         
   
F
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to. . . . The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.

R
Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.
A
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
N
A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
K
One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter, 21 Jul 1892; published in "The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh," vol. 1, 1958.
R: In "Artists in Quotation," by Donna Ward La Cour, 1989.
A: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
N: Letter, 1890; published in "The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh," vol. 3, 1958.
K: In "Artists in Quotation," by Donna Ward La Cour, 1989.
   


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