- Producer22/08/2016Seeing life through Van Gogh’s eyesOne of the most instigating things for any admirer of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh is that there’s always something different to know about the man. Particularly when we read his many letters written to his brother Theo (thanks to...
Comments22/08/2016 #5 Henri Galvão#2 #3 thank you for your comment, @Bernard Poulin. this morning I looked up that book that you recommend, The Insanity Hoax, and it seems to be a terrific read.
Those people that solely focus on Van Gogh's mental issues probably have never read his letters. Some of them are even kind of boring for a non-painter like me, because he talked so much about color theory and stuff!
"To truly see Vincent Van Gogh as great is to see him despite his difficulties not because of them". I couldn't agree more22/08/2016 #3 Bernard PoulinIronically, despite the fact that Van Gogh did not paint to soother himself, his work continues to soother the aches of millions. Ironically again, Van Gogh did not paint with darkness and foreboding. He painted the lightness of being. It is only we, , , his loyal(?) followers who insist on associating his greatness with sorrow and pain -only we who insist on immersing his creations into such ridiculous ambiguities. To truly see Vincent Van Gogh as great is to see him despite his difficulties not because of them. To focus on the art emerging from his artwork, not on whether he was the cause of his own demise. How amazing are his writings to Theo - which constantly prove my point. And yet so many still focus on the sadness of him rather than the wondrousness of his reaching out to us. Who then is the more unstable?22/08/2016 #2 Bernard PoulinIt is refreshing to read an article on Van Gogh which does not "idolize" insanity. Thank you Henry Galvao. So much Van Gogh is associated with illness - almost more than we associate him with the art emanating from his brilliant artworks. What most of us fail to realize is that there is a huge difference between creating artwork and practicing art therapy. Artwork creation, though more akin to the self as creator, is nonetheless not an exercise in therapy as its primary purpose is to reach out, not reach in. And its ultimate goal is always to create artwork which will be worthy (hopefully) of having emerge from it “art”.Art therapy (a misnomer) is an exercise in exorcising the devils from within. It is specifically created for the creator as a salve, as a means to understand or rid ourselves of issues which threaten our "humanness”. Van Gogh, despite his mental health problems was not a creator of "art therapy" pieces. His artwork was always reaching out to touch, to move us. That his generation was incapable of ceasing on the moment is irrelevant to Van Gogh. He did the reaching out. But the community did not respond to his entreaties.And yet, Van Gogh continued to create with light and love and colour. His creativity had nothing to do with his pain. He painted DESPITE that pain. In this he was much less mentally unstable or “emotionalistic” than are his millions of followers, some of whom constantly insist on focusing on Van Gogh’s pain rather than on the miracle work of his eye, hand and heart. (As with LinkedIn BeBee cuts responses short. Another error on its part. My comment is continued in the next window22/08/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich"Van Gogh shows us that even then, it’s possible to see things in a different light." Bravo, @Henri Galvão! I think Art helps us understand simultaneously that our perspective is unique and yet universal. We all have multitudes within us that direct what we select from the abundance of the world around us. It should be important to us to create from this bounty - even if the modality is as fleeting as a conversation.
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