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Forum Post: vincent

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 6, 2012, 10:02 p.m. EST by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY
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I tell you the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.


Good stuff.. and Hey, to the people who have posted music from Big Audio Dynamite here, excellent !

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[-] 2 points by brightonsage (4494) 1 year ago

I don't know of any person who was more driven, more obsessed to DO their art. It permeated him in every respect and on every level. I have read his biograqphies and that of his friends. I appreciate his work on only a very superficial level and, as a painter, I find it a little scary to contemplate how completely it consumed him. Since I have no talent, nor schizophrenia, there is no way that it could happen to me. In any case, I would never want to live his life.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

I see much more than sorrow in his work

[-] 2 points by brightonsage (4494) 1 year ago

Well, I don't think I said that. His work was the only thing that brought him anything that looked (to me) like pleasure. But it more often brought him relief from the torment, from the firestorm going on in his mind. And frequently it brought him frustration because he couldn't get it just right. Sometimes three canvases a day. He probably destroyed more art than any other painter. That was done out of frustration.

One of the reasons I can't fully appreciate him is that he was driven by color and light effects that I can't see as he saw them, because I am color blind. He was using the eye's preprocessing effects to blend color using the computational mechanism that we have only recently discovered somewhere between the retina and the brain. I either don't sense color the way others do or I process it differently. What I see is consistent, it always the same. But what I see isn't the same as yours or his. His work is unlike the other Impressionist's work, which I can see and process OK, for the most part. A lot of his work, especially his later work, diverges from what I can process as representational, as real. I could, up to a point in his body of work, after which I start to lose the emotional connection. Many tell me his work gets better for them chronologically. Monet, who was very driven, made progress that I can appreciate right to the end. It is what it is, for me. But it can't be, what it isn't.

[-] 1 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 1 year ago

What I see and feel in his work...is such an intensity of love,...sometimes with sadness.. manifested in a sublime, wild, beauty. Words fail me. I diminish the paintings by the attempt.

[-] 1 points by brightonsage (4494) 1 year ago

We all do.

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 1 year ago

sorrow, love and beauty...are often inseparable

"I cannot help thinking that the best way of knowing God is to love many things. Love this friend, this person, this thing, whatever you like, and you will be on the right road to understanding Him better'

vv in letter to Theo van Gogh, Jul. 1880

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 1 year ago

he was a brilliant angel

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

Interesting documentary recently
He did not commit suicide,
he was probably killed accidentally by a teenager playing with a gun

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[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 1 year ago

"Oh, I am no friend of present-day Christianity, though its Founder was sublime —

I have seen through present-day Christianity only too well. That icy coldness hypnotized even me, in my youth — but I have taken my revenge since then. How? By worshiping the love which they, the theologians, call sin, by respecting a whore, and not too many would-be respectable, pious ladies. To some, woman is heresy and diabolical. To me she is just the opposite."

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 1 year ago

yeah... I have read some theories on his sad death. I admire him so.

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[-] 0 points by timirninja (263) 1 year ago

we need to stop trying...

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 1 year ago

no...try to change that way of thinking.

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20531) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I think she/he may have meant to stop trying and just do

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 1 year ago

good point..hows the weather in bennington?

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20531) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

you mean Burlington? Great - fairly cool today - in the 70's - has been up in the 90's past couple of days

guess I shouldn't complain, the weather is much worse in the big city - to judge from weather reports.

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 1 year ago

brutally hot in nyc yesterday....gotta little nicer today :)

[-] 3 points by ZenDog (20531) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

all that concrete and pavement holds the heat - I hate that

give me trees and green grass any day

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

that could be a song probably in point counter point

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 1 year ago

I live in Yonkers...So,I can get away to some woodsy parks by the Hudson river..Thank God...concrete jungle not for me.

[-] 0 points by timirninja (263) 1 year ago

artistic people need love more than you can think...

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

money and security are also useful

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 1 year ago

"When I have a terrible need of — shall I say the word — religion. Then I go out and paint the stars."

[-] 0 points by timirninja (263) 1 year ago

could you try to find some music video for me? it needs to be exactly as i typed: The Prodigy feat. Cypress Hill - Throw Your Molotov Bitch In The Air (Mashup) i want to know what is so contradiction about it

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20531) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago
[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

no that's an Olympic ad

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20531) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

yeah- I don't know who said it was a good idea to open a youtube vid with a commercial . . .

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

daily motion needs to step up

banners is still the way to post ads

I heard political ads are running on youtube in swing states

we should find those and shit all over them

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20531) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

and as you shit on the political ad you will shit on the content that comes after the ad

vote with your click - and don't

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

I get angry and indignant over political ads

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20531) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I don't blame you

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

I would like to spit in the face of everyone involved with the making and approval of the making of a pro-Fossil Fuel ad.

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 1 year ago

Hey waz up ? Come on you can drop the political gibberish for a while ?

[-] 0 points by timirninja (263) 1 year ago

this one you can not find anywhere but middle east http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ_oemq8uws&feature=watch_response

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20531) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

That one is blocked in the US - I don't know why, something about SME content and copyright - I'm not familiar with the issue

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[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 1 year ago

thanks for tune.love Mick

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[-] 0 points by timirninja (263) 1 year ago

true. that what humans like he he he

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 1 year ago

your words are valid.