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“I dream my painting and then I paint my dream”

In Art on October 17, 2008 at 8:04 am

“It often seems to me that the night is much more alive and richly colored than the day”  Vincent Van Gogh, September 8th, 1888.

Brief History:  Born in 1953 in Holland, Vincent Van Gogh was brought up in a cultured, religious environment where he began to study art with a determination to bring happiness by creating beauty.  During his career Van Gogh averaged one painting a day, but only sold one through out his career.  It wasn’t until 6 months after the impressionist’s death that Van Gogh began to get the recognition he deserved.  He Died on July 27, 1890 from a self inflicted bullet wound to the chest.  

“Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again.”-Vincent Van Gogh

 

Today you can find Van Gogh in several museums around the world, and currently you can find a collection of his work in NYC.  The Museum of Modern Art is hosting an exhibit of Van Gogh’s work called Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night.  

A warning: in order to attend, the museum goer must posses a ticket for a specific time slot.  These tickets sell out by 1pm so, if you are planning to go check out Van Gogh you have to plan in advance.  For the New Yorkers no need to rush, the exhibit is in the MOMA until January 5, 2009.

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