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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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We really enjoyed the very last exhibit in which Van Gogh painted a cherry tree for his newborn nephew.This was an amazing exhibit and a once in a life time opportunity to see Van Gogh up close. Thank you for bringing it to Philadelphia.

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The Diehl Family - 3.8.2012 - 2:28 PM
I really loved the last painting of the tree blossoms that Van Gogh painted for his new nephew. It was breathtakingly beautiful!

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Hannah - 3.8.2012 - 2:26 PM
I loved the Starry Night.

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Theresa - 3.8.2012 - 2:12 PM
It's good. I liked the flowers the best.

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matyas roberts - 3.8.2012 - 2:07 PM
Exquisite- why couldn't we enjoy it with our own photos?

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kelly - 3.8.2012 - 1:25 PM
I am Dutch. Have been in the Kroller-Muller Museum and Van Gogh Museum many times (many years ago).
I was ready to be disappointed. How wrong I was. Delighted as I haven't been in a long time. The colors , the movement and restlessness. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you.

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Martin - 3.8.2012 - 5:27 AM
A computer whiz "animated" Starry Night. Impressive. See:
"Interactive Animation Brings Starry Night to Life"

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John S. James - 3.7.2012 - 6:13 PM
An amazing look at the mindfulness he employed in truly looking at the beauty around him. Breathtaking.

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Tess - 3.7.2012 - 4:25 PM
A wonderful opportunity to see paintings that are not usually available to USA museum goers since they are in foreign museums or private collections. More detailed audio descriptions of more paintings would have enhanced the exhibition. Thank you.

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Anonymous - 3.7.2012 - 4:00 PM
A bit dissapointing A meager look at his work

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Ida - 3.7.2012 - 3:50 PM
A dynamic and exciting lens to see art in nature and nature in art!Thank you for the work it took to create this exhibit!

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Van Gogh Admirer - 3.7.2012 - 3:40 PM
Perfectly staged show. Showing the Japanese art, the photography, and the earlier prints adds an empowering dimension. Van Gogh' work can make your heart sing.

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sharyn grossman - 3.7.2012 - 3:39 PM
A once-in-a lifetime chance to see the real thing.

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Xuan Lin - 3.7.2012 - 2:39 PM
colors are prettyrename it van gogh behind glass for better accuracy

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Anonymous - 3.7.2012 - 2:38 PM
The exhibit was exhilarating. The paintings included were beautifully presented and the audio tour was very nicely recorded and informational. But, yes, there was quite a lot of information left out that could have improved the biographical portions of the gallery. But, that aside, the exhibit was remarkable.

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Corwin - 3.7.2012 - 2:31 PM
The textural quality of his brush strokes and his vibrant oil colors are only present in the originals, seen in person, up close; never reproduced in any type of copy. Truly brilliant!7I23Q8

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David Perman - 3.7.2012 - 2:02 PM
A brilliant exhibition; a side of Van Gogh I did not know. Audio tour was also very good. The tree room is my favorite.

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carl - 3.7.2012 - 1:54 PM
An inspiration to not be afraid to listen to the music, art, or just life within yourself. Bravo!

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Jeanne - 3.7.2012 - 12:40 PM
It was rather good. I liked the undergrowth and 2 figures painting. I would have liked to have seen some portraits, though. DFTBA

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Chris Finebeard - 3.7.2012 - 12:30 PM
absolutely fantastic...some we have seen and others we haven't...left with such good feelings...beautifully set up and audio a plus...thank you!

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Terri and Ben Miyares, Bay Village, Ohio - 3.6.2012 - 8:50 PM

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