Vincent Van Gogh
Birth: March 30, 1853 - Death July 29, 1890
Vincent Willem van Gogh (Dutch: ( listen); 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterised by bold colours and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. However, he was not commercially successful and his suicide at 37 followed years of mental illness and poverty.
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too
Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
There is peace even in the storm
Art is to console those who are broken by life.
I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.