Saturday, March 31, 2007

Vincent van Gogh's 154th Birthday!

Yesterday would have been Vincent van Gogh's 154th Birthday. Vincent a very troubled artist, never knew that he would one day become so very famous. He was so talented, but had many troubles within himself and cut his own life short. I was interested to learn recently that van Gogh only began painting at the age of 27 and only painted for ten years until he took his life at the age of 37. What a young age by today's standards especially. He was born in 1853 in Holland. Actually, from what I can gather he only sold one painting while he was alive. He sold a painting called 'The Red Vineyards'. He became most famous for his painting called 'The Starry Night', my personal favorite. It is very sad that he lived such a troubled existence, but in the end what he brought to the world of art will absolutely live on forever. He is definitely an artist mentor of mine. I adored his use of bright colors, once he discovered them. Vincent may your soul and your art live on eternally, and I know they will.

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