Friday, January 28, 2011

Dear Theo

I just received my copy of "Dear Theo: The Autobiography of Vincent van Gogh" edited by Irving Stone. It's a collection of letters from van Gogh to his brother Theo. After reading the first letter I've already fallen nerdily in love.

Here are some of the other artists he references:
"The Angelus" Millet
"that's the thing, that is beauty, that is poetry. Admire it as much as you can; most people do not admire enough."

"A Hugunenot" John Everett Millais

"Margaret at the Fountain" Ary Scheffer
"Is there a purer being than that girl, 'that loved so much'." 

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