Vincent Van Gogh Quote
Complete letters: with reproductions of all the drawings in the correspondence (1959 edition)
Letter to Theo (October 1882). Paraphrase of: For great things do not done (sic) just happen by impulse but are a succession of small things linked together.
“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”
―Vincent Van Gogh
Sometimes misattributed to Picasso. Originally from a letter written by Van Gogh to Anthon van Rappard in September 1885
Self-portraits (1964 edition)
Vincent Van Gogh
Born: March 30, 1853
Died: July 29, 1890 (aged 37)
Bio: Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted.
Quote of the day
“Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.”