walk a lot, love nature, learn to see & understand art

“Always continue walking a lot and loving nature,

for that’s the real way to learn to understand art better and better.

Painters understand nature and love it,

“and teach us to see

Vincent van Gogh, letter to his brother Theo, London, 1874


Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890), “The Pink Orchard” (Arles, beginning of April 1888, oil on canvas) Credits: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation

The season of orchards in blossom is so short,

and you know these subjects are among the ones that cheer everyone up.”

Vincent van Gogh, letter to his brother Theo, Arles, on or about 5 April 1888


Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890), “Orchard Bordered by Cypresses,” (Arles, 1888, oil on canvas) Credit: Yale University Art Gallery, Promised Gift of William L. Bernhard, B.A.1954, and Catherine G. Cahill

See:

Vincent van Gogh, letter to his brother Theo, London, 1874, Van Gogh Museum

Vincent van Gogh, letter to his brother Theo, Arles, on or about 5 April 1888, Vincent van Gogh, The Letters

Vincent van Gogh, “The Pink Orchard” (1888), Van Gogh Museum

Vincent van Gogh, “Orchard Bordered by Cypresses” (1888), Yale University Art Gallery

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