Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

Style: Post-Impressionism

Lived: March 30, 1853 - July 29, 1890 (19th century)

Nationality: Netherlands

Quotes As for me, I am rather often uneasy in my mind, because I think that my life has not been calm enough; all those bitter disappointments, adversities, changes keep me from developing fully and naturally in my artistic career.

. . . great things do not just happen by impulse but are a succession of small things linked together.

How rich art is; if one can only remember what one has seen, one is never without food for thought or truly lonely, never alone.

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day

The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray.

There is no blue without yellow and without orange.

I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.

I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.

If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

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.

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