VAN GOGH – HE MADE MY MOTHER’S DAY!
WELL, ACTUALLY, MY FAMILY MADE MY MOTHER’S DAY, OF COURSE, BUT VINCENT HELPED!! THESE ARE MY MOTHER’S DAY PRESENTS!!
THIS ONE WAS A SURPRISE FROM MY DAUGHTER!! She purchased them online here: http://sockdrawer.com/collections/art-socks Pretty cool, huh? I love them!
THIS BOOK IS THE PRESENT I REQUESTED. I TRY NOT TO DO THAT FOR MOTHER’S DAY, BUT THIS YEAR IT WAS A MUST, AND I’M GLAD I DID!!!
I requested the book after seeing an ad for it in an artist magazine. The introduction is a lot of biographical information about Vincent Van Gogh which is interesting and easy to read. I knew a lot of it already, but some I did not.
The rest of the book is about a third of all the letters he wrote to his family, but mostly to his brother Theo. Apparently he wrote over 900 letters in his lifetime! I wish Theo’s letters were in there, too, but Vincent’s letters are so interesting to me. I just started it a few days ago, so I am not too far, but I can tell how sensitive he was which makes me love him more. Many people who suffer from bipolar which I’ve read is what modern writers think he may have suffered from, are very sensitive individuals. I know I am sensitive which is also known to be a characteristic of the “artist personality.”
There are some prints of a lot of his drawings included throughout the book some I have never seen. My daughter found the book on sale at Barnes and Noble which was nice. It is a thick and hardbound so it isn’t really easy to take along to town, but I still took it in the car the other day.
It is such a blessing to be able to read about what Vincent thought about art, nature, the process of being an artist, etc. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves his art or is just curious about how he thought. It has made me think about keeping more of an art journal while I am working so I can refer back to how I was thinking while I worked on a piece.
Here is one of my favorites that Vincent Van Gogh painted. It is titled “Wheatfield With Crows.”
Until next time, have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug!! 🙂
Posted on May 14, 2015, in Art Talk and tagged Van Gogh, Vincent, Vincent van Gogh at 13 years old, Vincent van Gogh on Board, Vincent van Gogh Quote: Letter #220, Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portraits, Vincent's Self-Reflections, Vincent's Thoughts on Colour. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.