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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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loved the exhibit, very intriguing!!!!!!!!

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AZK - 1.28.2012 - 4:12 PM
I found the overall exhibit well-presented. I thought the audio tour was a nice contrast in observational and educational in the comments from the curator and assistant curator, respectively. My only constructive criticism is I found the text portion of the exhibit difficult to read in terms of understanding the point. I found myself reading the paragraphs several times to comprehend the point being made.

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Scott - 1.28.2012 - 3:18 PM
It was really good; I liked it A LOT. SO many pretty colors, left me in a great mood. I liked the ones where he was in the asylum and looking out from bars. Very emotional. THANK YOU

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jason b - 1.28.2012 - 3:00 PM
I loved the exhibit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Harrison - 1.28.2012 - 2:56 PM
A truly beautiful exhibit. Thank you so much. I appreciate Van Gogh in a new way now. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT

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Laurie - 1.28.2012 - 2:56 PM
I really enjoyed this exhibition. It made me have a new understanding of the great variety of Van Gogh's work. I especially liked the way the museum grouped the works, and the tape narrative was quite good.Thanks for a wonderful art experience.

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David - 1.28.2012 - 2:34 PM
I looooved it so much! I agree with what previous commentators said, the audio is great, the choice of music perfect. I have been intimately touched by this approach of Nature. And he was so right about this link between Japan and Provence (having lived myself in both places, I had this surprising feeling too). Colors are gorgeous, brushstrokes amazing...I will definitely try to come back.

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Gaelle M. - 1.28.2012 - 2:15 PM
Quite well done, although it did make me hungry.

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Jan - 1.28.2012 - 1:49 PM
This exhibit was amazingly interesting, I felt like it did not show enough of his work. There should have been more facts in the audioplays and signs. But, overall, the exhibit was a memorable experience

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Lulu Peterson - 1.28.2012 - 1:18 PM
I loved the way that the exhibit was organized in a loose chronology and punctuated by Van Gogh's influences. Well done. I feel like I have learned more than in some art courses I've taken.

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Mike T. - 1.28.2012 - 1:15 PM
It was a fun experience.

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Aidan - 1.28.2012 - 1:10 PM
I loved the exhibit! All the information made me learn a lot about him.

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Tyler - 1.28.2012 - 1:08 PM
Awesome capture of light especially in the provencal farm house and the large sycamore trees with the stone blocks. Equally awesome use of color for example the great contrast of two sunflowers surrounded in blue. Very enjoyable visit. I'll be back.

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paul - 1.28.2012 - 1:07 PM
I wish everything in here was glitter chalk!!!!!!!!!!!! :3

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Glitter Chalk - 1.28.2012 - 12:41 PM
A lovely depiction of the life of a beautiful but troubled man. The audio was clear and the musical selections were most appropriate, especially the part at I believe 711 with the gathered hay bundles in a field. The last audio which discussed his death felt a bit abrupt, but then, so was his death. The separation of the Japanese prints and photographs from Van Gogh's work was beautifully done, visually affirming the distinction between inspiration and product without interrupting the flow of the artwork. I was a bit confused as to which direction to go through the exhibit, but felt as though you could walk either way and still feel the full impact of the artwork. Benches were placed appropriately, and also they were very comfortable, so thanks for that too.Very well done. I enjoyed it immensely.

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Sarah - 1.28.2012 - 12:27 PM
wonderful

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TOM - 1.28.2012 - 11:57 AM
NOT INTERESTING

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JOE - 1.28.2012 - 11:56 AM
very nice show

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gabe - 1.28.2012 - 11:56 AM
all of the art work was beautiful, but i liked the sunflowers best of all.

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Anonymous - 1.28.2012 - 11:04 AM
omg i love van gogh!

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joebobby - 1.28.2012 - 11:02 AM

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