Vincent van Gogh quotes from his letters, on painting art & artist-life - free art-resource for students, pupils and art teachers
Van Gogh’s quotes are taken from his letters to brother Theo and other artists. Vincent informed Theo almost weekly about his daily life, his painting and about other painter-artists, he admired. He writes about his painting ‘Potato Eaters’, his religious feelings which changed radically and his goals in art.
All panting and drawing of Vincent just happened in 10 years! Unbelievable! Vincent van Gogh was very consciousness in his method of painting - he planned a lot beforehand, like his choice of colors - in contrary to the ‘disturbed Vincent’, so often pictured in books and films.
Some selected artist-quotes of Vincent van Gogh - as a short introduction of his extended quotes in the PDF:
’When I am writing (for his study theology) I instinctively make a little drawing now and then like the one I sent you lately, and for instance, this morning, ‘Elijah in the Desert.’ - quote of Vincent van Gogh, 1877: in his letter to brother Theo, from Amsterdam June, 1877
’Here (in Arles), under a stronger sun, I have found true what Pissarro said, and what Gauguin wrote to me as well, the simplicity, the lack of color, the gravity of great sunlight effects.’ - quote of Van Gogh, in his letter to brother Theo, from Arles, Oct. 1888
’At present I have (painted) a portrait of a woman (Madame Roulin)… .Which I’ve called ‘La Berceuse’, . .It’s a woman dressed in green (bust olive green and the skirt pale Veronese green). Her hair is entirely orange and in plaits. The complexion worked up in chrome yellow, with a few broken tones, of course, in order to model… .Whether I’ve actually sung a lullaby with colour I leave to the critics.’ - quote from Vincent’s letter, from Arles, Jan. 1889 - to his Dutch friend Arnold Koning
links for selected art-resources on Vincent van Gogh:
extended biographical notes of Vincent van Gogh, on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh
artist-quotes of ànd about Van Gogh, on Wikiquote: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh
images of Vincent’s painting art, on Wikiart: https://www.wikiart.org/en/vincent-van-gogh
editor: Fons Heijnsbroek / Matrozenhof (FotoDutch on Wikiquote):<br>[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:FotoDutch]