I am in it with all of my heart

vincent van Gogh

“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all of my heart.”
~ Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted (although no gun was ever found). His work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still.  Van Gogh began to draw as a child, and he continued to draw throughout the years that led up to his decision to become an artist. He did not begin painting until his late twenties, completing many of his best-known works during the last two years of his life. In just over a decade, he produced more than 2,100 artworks, consisting of 860 oil paintings, 1300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints.”

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  1. His artistic genius and pained soul can move me to tears..


  2. …pretty obvious, huh?!!!!


  3. Every brushstroke carries a combination of ardor and anguish that I find breathtaking….


  4. “….,,with eyes that know the darkness in my soul”…,,,,
    -Don McLean, Vincent


  5. What an artistic genius he was. Love his paintings. 🙂


  6. There are some people who stir ones emotions many, many years after their death…


  7. LaDona's Music Studio says:

    The quality of posts has just been elevated 🙂


  8. I love van Gogh’s work. When I was in France a number of years ago, we visited the asylum in Saint-Remy where he stayed for a period of time.


  9. Gogh, Gogh, Gogh, David. Absolutely beautiful artwork.


  10. I read a great book, I think it was called Leaving Van Gogh.


  11. What an amazing talent to have painted over 2100 pieces in less than 10 years. I WILL do at least one in my lifetime. I have to have something in me on the art side!


    • Yes (on the amazing talent), Yes (cheering you on to do it), No (I won’t join you on adding this to my bucket list – there is a line – and the line is well above my competence level) 🙂


  12. Like the collage you shared.

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