Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
It's not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work has had a far-reaching influence on 20th century art for its vivid colours and emotional impact. He suffered from anxiety and increasingly frequent bouts of mental illness throughout his life and died at the age of thirty-seven from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.