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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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It was a wonderful presentation of some of van Gogh's works—including some familiar and others that were pleasant surprises! I appreciated the audio which augmented the printed caption information for several works.

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Marguerite - 2.2.2012 - 4:13 PM
I loved "Almond Blossoms" and "Undergrowth with Two Figurines."

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Blasia - 2.2.2012 - 4:00 PM
Wow. I could spend days in this amazing and utterly enlightening exhibit. Thank you, Philadelphia Museum of Art!

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Jay S. Winston - 2.2.2012 - 3:13 PM
RED POPPIES MAY NEED SLIGHT FLOOD LIGHT ADJUSTMENT;GLASS RAKES EXC FROM THE DIAGONALLED CORDON.BEAUTIFUL (HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG?)! ENHANCES ONESAPPRECIATION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA LANDSCAPE TRADIZIONE,EUROPE. HOW CAN SMITH/KLINE, HOW CAN, HOW CAN ONE GO WRONG, INDEED.

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A=NOMI - 2.2.2012 - 2:24 PM
I really loved the stuff.

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Deltrese the Cat - 2.2.2012 - 12:58 PM
The joy of membership, a fascinating exhibition. I will come back a 2nd time.

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ed kahn - 2.2.2012 - 12:10 PM
Great exhibit! It might be a bit late for suggestions, but I wish there were more catz.

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Cindy Lockhaven - 2.2.2012 - 12:04 PM
I am surprised that you refer to Van Gogh's death "by his own hand." Recent studies mentioned on a recent Charlie Rose interview indicate there are serious doubts that it was suicide. Among other things, although VG was dying of gunshot wounds, there was no weapon in the vicinity.

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Gerald D Kenjorski - 2.1.2012 - 5:02 PM
Incredible! The exhibit is excellent, the audio guide is just the right amount of information and the amount of Van Gogh works is immense! I am greatly impressed and leave deeply Blessed!! Thank YOU!

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Craig B. - 2.1.2012 - 4:12 PM
I loved the exhibit! It was absolutely fabulous!

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Elizabeth - 2.1.2012 - 2:45 PM
lovely. some areas could have been better lit.

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elizabeth - 2.1.2012 - 1:37 PM
Simply awesome!!!!

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Jose Jalil - 2.1.2012 - 1:26 PM
How many of his paintings are being displayed?. We are interested to coming and seeing them very much!.

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tommy zabawa - 2.1.2012 - 8:24 AM
So many pictures I've never seen before -- and I've been to Amsterdam and other areas with many Van Gogh paintings. Excellent exhibit!

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Bee - 1.31.2012 - 4:19 PM
Salute to the museum on a terrific exhibit.  Loved it!

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shirley rubinstein - 1.31.2012 - 3:22 PM
the opportunity to see paintings not available because they are in private collections was fantastic. My favorite of Van Gogh's has always been "RAIN" and that is always on view. Thanks so much to the collectors who mad these seldom seen apintings availabe. How wonderful to be able to see them every day.

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Val - 1.31.2012 - 11:36 AM
Undergrowth with Two Figures, 1890 is a picture of such psychological intensity that no one is willing to stand very close to it. See if you observe the same blast radius of lookers as I did.

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TERENCHIN - 1.31.2012 - 11:23 AM
Died and gone to heaven!

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billybob - 1.31.2012 - 11:10 AM
Is there any way to see this exhibit for free or do you have to pay to see it?

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Anonymous - 1.30.2012 - 11:56 AM
Wonderful! Breathtaking views! No wonder his reputation has been sealed for all time.

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Janet and Brenda - 1.29.2012 - 4:34 PM

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