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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
Join the conversation. Share your thoughts about Van Gogh Up Close.

LOVED the removable ear doll!

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GUY - 1.29.2012 - 4:09 PM
If only I could take the painting of the Iris home with me!

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Iris - 1.29.2012 - 4:04 PM
Great exhibit. Every time I come to the museum I always go to the Impressionist Gallery and view both the Sunflowers painting by Van Gogh and The Japanese Footbridge Over the Water Lily Pond by Monet. I never tire of coming to the museum. Every time I do I always learn something new!

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Steven D. Levin, museum member since 1999 - 1.29.2012 - 3:57 PM
I LIKED THE GIFT SHOP

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Anonymous - 1.29.2012 - 3:53 PM
THE EXHIBIT WAS BEAUTIFUL.

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BARBRA S. - 1.29.2012 - 3:50 PM
I never saw the undergrowth before. I liked it!

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Dhyan - 1.29.2012 - 3:49 PM
TWO STRAPS ON A BACKPACK SHOULD BE ALLOWED!!! >:-(

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Liz - 1.29.2012 - 3:45 PM
The Van Gogh Up Close Exhibit was very remarkable and fascinating with many of Van Gogh's outstanding works of art.

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anonymous - 1.29.2012 - 3:44 PM
I am humorless and self-righteous, and enjoy finding things to be offended about so that I can feel important. As such, I was thrilled to find your stuffed Van Gogh toy w/ removable ear, keep up the good work!

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Roberta - 1.29.2012 - 3:40 PM
Being an artist, I always enjoy looking at other's work. Seeing Van Gogh's work gave me ideas and thoughts for my two dimensional and photography work. It was such an outstanding gallery.

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Becca - 1.29.2012 - 3:32 PM
I've enjoyed this exhibit more than any other I've viewed, at any museum. Very well put together. Not TOO crowded. Commentary is enlightening. I am leaving feeling much more relaxed than I was when I arrived!VanGogh has long been my favorite artist...more so now than ever.Thank you PMA

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Cindy - 1.29.2012 - 2:53 PM
This exhibit was really cool. I have finally actually seen the globs of paint, and I am proud to stay that they have stunned me. The forest scenery paintings were the best

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Anonymous - 1.29.2012 - 2:45 PM
I really enjoyed the moth painting!!!!!

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Anonymous - 1.29.2012 - 2:45 PM
I must say, that as an individual who is not often impressed by the staging of particular events , featuring iconic artists, this Van Gogh show, was very well put together. The concentration on such a small part of his career brought a much deeper appreciation of the material. Of course , this is one mans opinions, although that is what it is all about, is it not. Thank You PMA

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JUST DAVID - 1.29.2012 - 2:09 PM
Yet another exhibit making so proud to be a member

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Roy - 1.29.2012 - 1:54 PM
As a Dutch woman I was appalled to see that the Museum gift shop is promoting the sale of Muppet-like "dolls" of Vincent Van Gogh with "removable ears".

To use an American expression: ~WTF!

What kind of repellent, insulting, and outrageous imbecility is this?

You "honor" the memory of a genius by mocking his suffering with such a disgusting and degrading "toy".

I will follow up by contacting the Museum directors and demand that this shabby and sickening slur on Vincent be removed.

As the Dutch say~ Klootzakken!

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Elisabeth Bogtstra - 1.29.2012 - 1:47 PM
I liked all the pretty colors and nature paintings

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Melanie - 1.29.2012 - 1:46 PM
Thank you Philadelphia Art Museum for putting together this spectacular array of art by Vincent Van Gogh! I loved the colors and emotion he expressed in his paintings and how he could find inspiration from nature.

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Hank - 1.29.2012 - 1:35 PM
It was good. You should also try it without the headphones so you can think about what you would tell the people.

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alex o - 1.29.2012 - 1:19 PM
Wonderful. Thank you!

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Anonymous - 1.29.2012 - 1:19 PM

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