Thursday, March 31, 2011


Vincent Willem van Gogh

Born March 30, 1853 in Groot-Zundert (today Zundert) in Breda, the Netherlands, 
Died, 29 July 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise, France,
is one of the founders of modern painting. 

He left (according to current knowledge) 864 paintings and 1000 drawings,
which are all done in the last decade of his life. 
His major work is stylistically Post-Impressionism
exerted strong influence on later artists, particularly the Fauves and Expressionists. 

During his lifetime he sold only a few images, 

Belinda Thomson: Van Gogh - Paintings - The Masterpieces, p. 84

Some quotes by Vincent van Gogh:

.The more you love,
the more active you will be ....

Many a man has a big fire in his soul;
and no one comes to warm up to it ....

I want to flush, easily, seriously;
I want more soul and more love and more heart ....

Conversion is necessary
as the renewal of the leaves in the spring ....


with thanks to Semsakrebsler