„I don't think it was pain that made [Vincent Van Gogh] great - I think his painting brought him whatever happiness he had.“

Ultimo aggiornamento 17 Ottobre 2021. Storia
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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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„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 German Swiss painter 1879 - 1940

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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

To which the answer is, I would have thought, boring, bordering on pointless.
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„Weissenbruch to Vincent van Gogh:.. now that I have seen your work, I will take sides for you. They call me 'the sword without mercy', and I am - and I would not have said anything like that to Anton Mauve about you if I had not found any good in your sketches.“

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

version in original Dutch: Weissenbruch tegen Vincent van Gogh: ..nu ik je werk gezien heb zal ik partij voor je trekken. Zij noemen mij ‘het zwaard zonder genade’, en dat ben ik ook, en ik zou zoo iets niet tegen Mauve over je gezegd hebben, als ik geen goeds gevonden had in je studies.
Origine: J. H. Weissenbruch', (n.d.), p. 44, note 1

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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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„Van Gogh... In this world of petty calculations, he was too intense. He frightened people. They cast him out.“

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