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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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I really enjoyed it. I especially liked the etchings at the end. Gave me great insight into the source of VG's brush strokes.

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Peggi - 4.1.2012 - 2:40 PM
I am honored to have my work on display. Excellent job all around.

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Vincent - 4.1.2012 - 2:37 PM
Awesome!

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Anonymous - 4.1.2012 - 2:36 PM
I really enjoyed the paintings that were showed here today. I wished i could just touch them, to feel all the paints and strokes Van Gogh made. I wish there were more.!

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Secret S - 4.1.2012 - 1:56 PM
LOVED this exhibition; it was a spiritual experience for me. Thank you, PMA!

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Debbie; Baltimore - 4.1.2012 - 1:54 PM
A quince is a pear/apple-like fruit... in case you didn't know.

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Van Gogh - 4.1.2012 - 1:44 PM
The power of Van Gogh in art is GREAT. To further the experience, one needs to visit Arles, France, where, even to this day you will feel that you were there before if you have ever looked at the work he painted, especially Le Place du Forum, where he painted what some call Le Cafe Terrace.

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Gary S - 4.1.2012 - 1:38 PM
-Such interesting, unique pieces of art. Some of them didn't even look like van Gogh!-I loved the colors and variety of his work.-It was great to see such a wide variety of his work in one place. Almond Blossoms is cooooooooool.

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Savannah and Donna and Adam - 4.1.2012 - 12:54 PM
Everyone came outFor this Van Gogh ExhibitI paid way too much

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Everthing Haiku - 4.1.2012 - 12:34 PM
No portraiture, and no works outside of his 1886-1890 years. There should be specification as to what works we're paying to see! For the price I paid, I am very disappointed.

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Dylan - 4.1.2012 - 12:26 PM
there are some people in the paintings

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alex - 4.1.2012 - 11:41 AM
I deeply enjoyed this opportunity to view art from such a turbulent period in this young man`s life. Anybody who cannot find amazement in his ability to transmit pain and agony into such beauty can`t understand art.

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Chantz - 4.1.2012 - 11:35 AM
I enjoyed the exhibet very much but would have liked to see a longer expanse of time. I enjoy his self-potriots and would have like to see those with the curators knowledge wrapped in the time period of his other work.

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JODEE - 4.1.2012 - 11:31 AM
HE'S AMAZING, HE DRAWS GRASS

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QUINN MAN 9999 - 4.1.2012 - 11:08 AM
TOO MANY WHEATFIELDS AND FLOWERS AND UNDERGROWTH. WHERE ARE THE PORTRAITS???? AND HIS OTHER WORKS FROM DIFFERENT YEARS OTHER THAN 1887 - 1890. NOT WORTH IT!

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Anonymous - 4.1.2012 - 11:00 AM
extremely disappointed. I expected to see van gogh's portraits and there were none. blah.

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michael - 4.1.2012 - 10:58 AM
While it does not affect my positive experience of the exhibit itself and the joy I had finally seeing Almond Blossoms in person I think it is h orrible inconsiderate to not have a print you can buy when there are prints you can buy of paintings not even in the exhibit. There is something special about getting a print from the exhibit you went to, and everytime you see it remember how you felt standing in front of that painting. The fact that students and people who cannot afford to just drop $200 should not hinder there ability to own a print of the focal point of the exhibit. This lack of consideration to details will be while the PMA will never be the Met or MoMA.Sincerely a poor, disappointed post grad

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Jesika - 4.1.2012 - 10:47 AM
it is absolutely horrible that you do not have an unframed print of the almond blossoms. As the centerpiece of the collection it should be available and affordable to students who do not have the funds to pay for a giclee print, tshirt, wallet, scarf or mug. shame on you

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sue - 4.1.2012 - 10:40 AM
I have told many people about the Van Gogh exhibition.
You'll see a lot more visitors because of that. It was well worth the drive from the very top of NE corner of NJ. I enjoyed the parking discount. The layout of the show was excellent. My friend and I were thrilled to have gone and it will be a life long memory and one to draw from as an artist. My work is very much after his work. I've always loved his work since I was a child.
One suggestion is to have a book to go with this particular collection of works. The one sold did not have some of the works and had other entries of other paintings. I would have bought the book if it correlated with the show. Let me know if you ever make one.

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Olivia Korringa - 3.31.2012 - 10:00 PM
I can imagine having the piece Almond Blossoms in my own room just as little Vincent did. I love almond extract and am head over heels with the innocent white flowers. The background is my favorite color!

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marielle gb - 3.31.2012 - 4:40 PM

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