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Battle at Arles

Battle at Arles

A poem in progress, after reading some more letters from the Van Gogh collection. Reminds me yet again how much he was able to fill his days to the brim. With deep thought, emotion, deep reading and seeking. He packed a great deal of life into his 37 years.   The Ear   It was not what he wanted To lose a friend Gauguin his brother in Art Gauguin his kindred spirit In the maze of being For colors For…

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Van Gogh’s Letters

Van Gogh’s Letters

This past October, we were blessed with a remarkable collection of Van Gogh’s letters, newly translated and complete, without censorship: Vincent van Gogh: The Letters: The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition (Vol. 1-6) (Hardcover) ~ Nienke Bakker (Editor), Leo Jansen (Editor), Hans Luijten (Editor) The collection contains pretty much every one of his paintings, is heavily annotated, and runs to more than 2000 pages. It will certainly revolutionize our understanding of one of the greatest and most misunderstood artists of…

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