Vincent van Gogh 1853-1890

Hoje tenho a felicidade de ver a Lua-cheia sobre o Tejo!… E as cigarras ao fundo…

E as noites como ele as pintou.

A 29 de Julho de 1890, o grande pintor partiu de mãos vazias, sem a comunicação, a comunhão que procurava, nem conforto. Deixou-nos o olhar que vê a Vida.

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The Starry Night, June 1889 Paris, Arles, St.-Rémy, Auvers-sur-Oise

“Can we see the whole of life or only know a hemisphere of it before death? I’ve no idea of the answer myself. But the sight of stars always sets me dreaming…”

“Why, I ask myself, shouldn’t the shining dots of the sky be as accessible as the black dots on the map of France? Just as we take the train to get to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to reach a star.”

(The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Clique na imagem seguinte

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Starry Night Over the Rhone
Vincent van Gogh, 1888
Oil on canvas
72.5 × 92 cm
Musée d’Orsay, Paris


“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.”

“We spend our whole lives in unconscious exercise of the art of expressing our thoughts with the help of words.”

“To do good work one must eat well, be well housed, have one’s fling from time to time, smoke one’s pipe, and drink one’s coffee in peace.”

“I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.”

Vincent Van Gogh

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