Saturday, April 9, 2011

Van Gogh Home

House and Figure, c. 1890"Spring was moving in the air above him
and in the earth below and around him,
penetrating even his dark and lowly little house
with its spirit of divine discontent and longing."


Bedroom in Arles, 1888
"He saw clearly how plain and simple -- how narrow, even -- it all was; but clearly, too, how much it all meant to him, and the special value of some such anchorage in one's existence. . . . it was good to think he had this to come back to, this place which was all his own, these things which were so glad to see him again and could always be counted upon for the same simple welcome."


Passages by Kenneth Grahame, 1859 - 1932
from The Wind in the Willows (5, 87)

Paintings by Vincent Van Gogh,1853 - 1890

Click for "Vincent: Starry Starry Night" Slideshow
with music by Don McLean, b. 1945

1 comment:

  1. I love the combination of Van Gogh & Wind in the Willows. Nice.