„His [ Vincent van Gogh's] line is new and yet very old, and happily not a purely European affair. It is more a question of reform than of revolution.“

—  Paul Klee

Quote (1911), Diary # 899; as cited by Francesco Mazzaferro, in 'The Diaries of Paul Klee Part Four', : Klee as an Expressionist and Constructivist Painter http://letteraturaartistica.blogspot.nl/2015/05/paul-klee-ev27.html
speaking in positive terms of Van Gogh and his way of using the line in painting
1911 - 1914

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„Weissenbruch to Anton Mauve: He [ Vincent van Gogh ] is drawing damn well, I could paint after his studies.“

—  Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch Dutch painter of the Hague School (1824-1903) 1824 - 1903

version in original Dutch, Weissenbruch tegen Anton Mauve: Hij teekent verdomd goed, ik zou naar zijn studies kunnen werken.
a remark to Anton Mauve, who asked Weissenbruch to visit Vincent van Gogh and see his work
Origine: J. H. Weissenbruch', (n.d.), p. 44, note 1

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„It is, after all, our imagination that makes us human. Vincent van Gogh asked, “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”“

—  Will Gompertz British journalist 1965

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„Einstein's space is no closer to reality than Van Gogh's sky. The glory of science is not in a truth more absolute than the truth of Bach or Tolstoy, but in the act of creation itself.“

—  Arthur Koestler, libro The Act of Creation

The Act of Creation, London, (1970) p. 253.
Contesto: Einstein's space is no closer to reality than Van Gogh's sky. The glory of science is not in a truth more absolute than the truth of Bach or Tolstoy, but in the act of creation itself. The scientist's discoveries impose his own order on chaos, as the composer or painter imposes his; an order that always refers to limited aspects of reality, and is based on the observer's frame of reference, which differs from period to period as a Rembrant nude differs from a nude by Manet.

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„Van Gogh.. Fascinating. The fragility of that strong spirit.“

—  Bram van Velde Dutch painter 1895 - 1981

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„I have Van Gogh's ear for music“

—  Stephen Fry English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist 1957

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„The whole of French art is a matter of seeing Nature as beautiful, very beautiful, in fact. But on the whole this is not enough. You have to create your own Nature – Van Gogh!“

—  Alexej von Jawlensky Russian painter 1864 - 1941

Jawlensky is looking back on his encounter with French art through his voyage with Marianne Werefkin to Normandy and Paris, in 1903 when he discovered Van Gogh
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