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"In arranging my new apartment I see your paintings again with so much pleasure.... There's such a note of truth, of real countryside in each one."
Letter to van Gogh from his brother Theo, Paris, March 16, 1889
"I've looked most attentively at your works since we parted; first at your brother's and then at the Independents exhibition. I offer you my sincere compliments, and for many artists you are the most remarkable in the exhibition. With things from nature you are the only one there who thinks."
Letter to van Gogh from artist Paul Gauguin, Paris, March 20, 1890
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jeremy - 5.6.2012 - 11:33 AM
Struck by Van Gogh's perspective and the sense of how he was sort of dependent upon his brother for encouragement - but just as importantly for supplies. His paintings were so dense when he was well stocked (both fiscally and emotionally) and that came through pretty clearly over the course of the exhibit.

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Sam from PHX, AZ - 5.6.2012 - 11:14 AM
i like it

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tommy - 5.6.2012 - 10:33 AM
The logo type for the exhibition was awful! The show was beautiful. Van Gogh's sense of calligraphy is delicate and exquisite.

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EMily , Interior designer - 5.5.2012 - 4:05 PM
Givem that the premise of the exhibition is largely that VG was breaking new ground with his perspectives and focus, it might have been useful to juxtapose some more "conventional" paintings to highlight VG's innovation.

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Diana - 5.5.2012 - 4:01 PM

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mike--g - 5.5.2012 - 3:35 PM
What a prolific artist and intriguing personage. We want to know more!

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Denise and Sheldon - 5.5.2012 - 3:13 PM
This was a great exhibit! We really enjoyed the use of the audio to enhance the viewer's experience.

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Emily, Chris, and Mindy - 5.5.2012 - 2:49 PM
this was a life time experience and I am so glad I didn't miss it!

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Ava - 5.5.2012 - 2:00 PM
Any chance they can prolong the exhibit?!

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PB12 - 5.5.2012 - 1:35 PM
you want to see the paintings up close? Van Gogh up close! it was great

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bob slappalappavich - 5.5.2012 - 1:23 PM
God I can Push the grass apart and lay my finger on thy heart. Edna St Vincent Millet

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Bari Rosenthal - 5.5.2012 - 12:39 PM
wow it blew my mind

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Sherry Konstno - 5.5.2012 - 12:28 PM
wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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Taylor French - 5.5.2012 - 12:27 PM
Really appreciate the way this exhibit enables us to see Van Gogh in a different way, different perspective. Go Van Gogh Go!

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Jerry - 5.5.2012 - 12:16 PM
I like the art work

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WELLS - 5.5.2012 - 11:54 AM
good times

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dan - 5.5.2012 - 11:16 AM
Enjoyed the exhibit....where is Starry Starry Night?

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Karen - 5.5.2012 - 10:56 AM
i liked ur wife a lot. makes sense she made me so famous

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vincent - 5.4.2012 - 9:26 PM
I felt like this went well.

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Theo - 5.4.2012 - 9:25 PM