The face of Vincent — 2 Comments

  1. Thank you for this. I recently watched a film biography of VanGogh with Willem DaFoe called “At Eternity’s Gate,” which I found very moving. One scene stood out, in which Vincent is speaking with a priest who is harsh and dismissive of VanGogh’s talent. You remarked on “intensity” in your post, and this sense of intensity came through in the film’s depiction of Vincent’s suffering and focus. Again, thank you for this post.

  2. The number of Artists that died tragically in the 20 years either side of 1900 is prodigious. One of my favourites August Macke died in the opening months of WW1. He was a leader of German Expressionism. But within that group Van Gogh had a extra measure of tragedy. And for me that extra was loneliness.

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