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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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DUDE DIDN'T HE LIKE CUT OFF HIS EAR?!

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ALLCAPSDUDE - 2.4.2012 - 2:03 PM
Very pretty they look like photographs from a distance

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BARBARAIAN - 2.4.2012 - 1:55 PM
I like the tree

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WILLIAM - 2.4.2012 - 1:50 PM
Your attention to detail reminds me that it is the little things in life that matter.

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Melissa - 2.4.2012 - 1:49 PM
Awesome! Actully, the best! And I'm an artist(ish).

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JsaysYO - 2.4.2012 - 1:46 PM
great, great treat. Am glad I came and got my Van Gogh fix. Thank you.

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eleanor - 2.4.2012 - 1:43 PM
ENJOYED SHOWING GRAND CHILDREN THATC EXACT REPRODUCTION NOT NECESSARY FOR GREAT ART. NEED COLOR AND FORM AND HINT OF MOVEMENT

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VICKI - 2.4.2012 - 1:40 PM
I really liked the exhibit. My favorite paintings were the ones with sunflowers!

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Catie - 2.4.2012 - 1:36 PM
I loved this. I could really connect it to my art class in school :) Hope to come back soon.

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Adam Woods - 2.4.2012 - 1:32 PM
In seeing art through the eye of layman it is clear that a simple 2 dimensional print of these is beautiful to see but lacks the emotion of the moments he shared with us through his brushstrokes. It was a gift.

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Michael Chouinard - 2.4.2012 - 1:21 PM
Vincent Van Gogh is the greatest painter in the human history. I love his painting. He suffered too much in his life or the consistent pursuit of the best painting in his definition. He lives in his own definition. I like him. I admire his work.BTW, I am hungry and tired. Thank you!!Enjoy.

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Junjun Ning - 2.4.2012 - 1:21 PM
You could see the changes Van Gogh went through throughout his life and see the pain he had. He had a tumultuous life and it was well requested through his paintings

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Christina - 2.4.2012 - 1:06 PM
What a beautiful, tortured soul.

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Rob - 2.4.2012 - 12:56 PM
A wonderfully diverse display of this great artists work, however, I would have liked to have seen my favorite Van Gogh, "Starry Night." Cliche I know but his use of color and perspective gives the painting unique personality not present in most of his other works.

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Aimee - 2.4.2012 - 12:42 PM
The works shown were beautiful. Viewed better from slightly afar. Lighting was perfect on the museum's benefit. ...However, felt exhibit was very limited in that not many works were on display. We were introduced to a few unseen by us previous, but a few favourites would have been much more pleasing.

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Amelia - 2.4.2012 - 12:31 PM
I Liked the painting of the moth, it truly amazed me how he could convey that much detail of something so small.

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Robert - 2.4.2012 - 12:28 PM
Beautiful paintings, beautiful exhibit. I didn't have too much of a problem with the crowds, either.I also commend the museum on the "no stroller" policy. One and two year olds do not belong in an art exhibit, especially one with an audio tour.

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Sarah Demarest - 2.4.2012 - 12:24 PM
Truly an amazing experience that must be seen in person!I certainly enjoyed this much more than the exhibit on his portraits. Landscapes are great, the postman's family I couldn't care less about.

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Sarah - 2.4.2012 - 12:18 PM
The exhibit brought me very close to sensory overload. The passion with which van Gogh created can be felt through each of his works. How unfortunate that true genius is often so close to true insanity.

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Larry Barton - 2.4.2012 - 10:45 AM
This exhibit was AMAZING!!! The paintings were stunning.

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