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We all first learnt of Vincent Van Gogh in art class at school, when our teachers told us he cut his own ear off. Van Gogh was one of the most influential painters in history, and therefore we all studied his work when we were in full time education. Van Gogh was born in the Netherlands in , and passed away in France, in There is something inside me, what can it be? Only when I fall do I get up again.
Considered the greatest Dutch painter after Rembrandt, Vincent van Gogh was a post-impressionist artist whose work highly influenced 20th-century art. Van Gogh lived a short and tumultuous life and struggled with mental illness. During one of his seizures, he cut off his left earlobe after a fiery argument with Paul Gauguin, one of his fellow artists. It is said that later he offered it to a woman named Rachel, at a local brothel. The attraction he felt toward troubled women whom he thought he could help, turned his love life into a total fiasco; the love he felt for others made him gave away his worldly goods to prove he is a good Christian. His work depicting figures, light, and landscape is notable for its beauty and emotion. Ironically, he sold only one in his lifetime.
It is good to love many things, for therein lies strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done with love is well done. I don't know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream. There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. It is with the reading of books the same as with looking at pictures; one must, without doubt, without hesitations, with assurance, admire what is beautiful. I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
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