till life with meadow flowers and roses (1886-1887)

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“…have my heart, should you name all the flowers.”

Title: Still life with meadow flowers and roses (1886-1887)
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#vangoghgang
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Vincent was 34 years old
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Method: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 100cm x 80 cm (39.4in x 31.5in)
Location: Kröller-Müller Museum, The Netherlands
*Purchased with support from the Rembrandt Association
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“My work at least lets me retain a little of my clarity of mind, and makes possible my getting rid of this someday.” (From Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh, 4 January, 1890 in Saint-Rémy,)
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“It would seem that we are not the masters of this – of our existence – it seems that what matters is that one should learn to want to go on living, even when suffering. Oh, I feel so cowardly in this respect; even when my health has returned, I am still afraid.” (From Vincent van Gogh to Mr. and Mrs. Ginoux, 31st December, 1889 in Saint- Rémy)
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#GLOGH #vincentvangogh #vangogh#gogh #art #artist #paint #painter#painting #artwork #arthistory #color#impression #fineart #artlesson #letter#quote #museum #love #life #live#passion #sadness #sunflower

Self-Portrait (August, 1887 in Paris)

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Notice the expression between the brows down to the eyes

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Vince was 34
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Method: Oil on Canvas
Size: 44.5cm x 33.6cm
Location: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
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“If, on the other hand, one wants the truth, life as it is, then there are so many other masterpieces, all portraying life as we feel it themselves, thus satisfying our need for being told the truth.” (From Vince to Wilhelmina van Gogh, 1887, Paris)
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First time I met Vince, this was the portrait that got me; shook me to the core and since haven’t let me go from Gogh’s wonders.
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Feel art, indulge in it. Techniques and stuff can be left with scholars
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Art is good; good is art

Lilac Bush (Lilacs) – May, 1990, Saint-Remy

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Lilac Bush (Lilacs) (May, 1990, Saint-Remy)
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Vincent was 2 month from his death
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Oil on Canvas
73 × 92 cm (28.7 × 36.2 in)
Currently at Hermitage Museum
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“My dear Theo,
Tomorrow I shall send a small roll of canvases by goods train. There are four, namely the following:
1. View of Arles – Orchards in bloom
2. Ivy
3. Lilacs
4. Red Chestnuts in the Jardin des Plantes in Arles
Which will go with the ones you already have, such as the red and green Vineyard, the Garden,the Harvest, the Starry Sky.
I am putting in with them some more studies which are dry, but which are more studies from nature than subjects for pictures.” (From #vincentvangogh to Theo van Gogh, 9th July, 1890, Saint-Remy)
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“As you see, I have been to Arles to get these canvases, the attendant here accompanied me. We went to M. Salles’ house, but he had gone on vacation for two months, then to the hospital to see M. Rey, whom I did not find either. Then we spent the day with my former neighbours, such as my old charwoman and some others.
You get very fond of people who have seen you ill, and it has done me a world of good to see again some people who were kind and gentle with me then. Someone told me that M. Rey had passed an examination and had been to Paris, but the porter at the hospital said he did not know anything about it. I am curious to know if you have seen him, for he had intended to go and see the exhibition and to pay you a visit then. The doctor here may not be going to Paris, he suffers a good deal from his gout.”
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#GLOGH
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#vangogh #gogh #art #artist #paint #painter #painting #artwork #stillife #oilpainting #flower #lilac (at Государственный Эрмитаж. The State Hermitage museum. Official page.)

Sunflowers – August, 1888 in Arles

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Sunflowers: one of the initial/original 4 Sunflower paintings (August, 1888 in Arles) #tb #masterpiece
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Oil on Canvas
73.5cm x 60cm
Currently a Private Collection
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“I am hard at it, painting with the enthusiasm of a Marseillais eating bouillabaisse, which won’t surprise you when you know that what I’m at is the painting of some big sunflowers. I have three canvases going – 1st, three huge flowers in a green vase, with a light background, a size 15 canvas; 2nd, three flowers, one gone to seed, having lost its petals, and one a bud against a royal-blue background (destroyed during WWII in Japan), size 25 canvas; 3rd, twelve flowers and buds in a yellow vase (size 30 canvas). The last one is therefore light on light, and I hope it will be the best. Probably I shall not stop at that. Now that I hope to live with Gauguin in a studio of our own, I want to make decorations for the studio. Nothing but big flowers. Next door to your shop, in the restaurant, you know there is a lovely decoration of flowers; I always remember the big sunflowers in the window there.” (From #vvg to #tvg, 21st August, 1888)
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#GLOGH
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#vvg #tvg #vincent #vangogh#vincentvangogh #sunflower #stilllife #art#artist #paint #painter #painting #blue#yellow #flower #arthistory #aotd #live#life #with #dream #and #passion #love #🌻

Still Life with Bible (October, 1885 in Nuenen)

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Vincent was 32 years old
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Oil on canvas
65.7cm x 78.5cm
Currently at Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam: Vincent van Gogh Foundation
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“Dear Theo,
Flügel, Flügel über’s Leben
[Wings, wings to fly above life!]
Flügel über Grab und Tod
[Wings to fly above the grace and death!]
That is what we want, and I am beginning to understand that we can get them. Don’t you think Father has them? And you know how he got them? By prayer and the fruit of prayer – patience and faith – and from the Bible that was a light on his path and a lamp ahead of his feet.”
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“have more hope than memories; what there has been seriousness and blessed in your past life is not lost; wait no longer therefore, you will find it elsewhere.
Keep heart and believe me, your loving brother, Vincent.
If it was true that youth and adolescence are only vanity – of course, if one takes into account what is written above and if one dreams that a well employed youth is a treasure, although he breaks off and resumes later, we would have to strive and hope to become men like our father and others. We hope on these two, and pray. Compliments to all that may ask after me.” (From #Vincent #vangogh to #Theo van Gogh, 13th September, 1875, Paris)
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“Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children,” said Bernard Shaw. Well, I hope to differ. Though I do hate seeing men in their flower wasting their time! It’s still a happy new year. Lest the resolution waste in time
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#stilllife #art #painting #🌻