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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.

A focused look at Van Gogh. Narration made interesting connections between his internal struggles and how painting calmed his anxiety and how his personal struggles played out in some of the canvases. Thought provoking -- body/mind and internal/external interplay.

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Candace Joy - 2.11.2012 - 1:41 PM
I loved it so much. Go Van Gogh

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Alison Joy - 2.11.2012 - 1:38 PM
I really liked it, but I think it needed more flowers.

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Mike Kelly - 2.11.2012 - 1:30 PM
Very entertaining and informative. NEEDS MORE FLOWERS. Just kidding. Wonderful exhibit (:

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Sara Kelly - 2.11.2012 - 1:29 PM
It was a wonderful exhibit and the audio tour made looking at the paintings much more fun and interactive.

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Hannah, Mackenzie, Esin, Brittany, and Shannon - 2.11.2012 - 1:15 PM
we love summer sun the colors all dance in joyhot light burns too fast

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Helen and Carol's Dad - 2.11.2012 - 1:03 PM
My favorite painting was Undergrowth.

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Carol D. - 2.11.2012 - 1:01 PM
I think my favorite one was Rain.

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HELEN - 2.11.2012 - 12:57 PM
Fantastic exhibit and well commentated!!

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Warren K - 2.11.2012 - 12:12 PM
Awesome exhibit! Maybe you can explain the death part in a way that is easier for younger kids to understand. I am 7 and have never heard of someone killing themselves.

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Daniel - 2.11.2012 - 12:05 PM
The exhibit was cool. :) I loved the audio tour. I like Japanese art and am inspired by it, just like Van Gogh! I can't believe that he was in an asylum! Why did he love painting wheat fields so much!

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Art Lover 275 - 2.11.2012 - 12:04 PM
I really liked it! Go Van Gogh! The blue and yellow field with a river was my favorite!

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Joanna - 2.11.2012 - 11:51 AM
I thought the paintings were NOT INTERESTING at first then i slowly actually liked it !!!!!!!!!!! !! u

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Aaron - 2.11.2012 - 11:18 AM
A very good exhibit

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Me - 2.11.2012 - 11:17 AM
Genius can be overwhelming. It would take years to really see all that was here today.

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BSL - 2.10.2012 - 8:00 PM
awesome paintings

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Julian - 2.10.2012 - 7:14 PM
Cool paintings Van bro

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Hector - 2.10.2012 - 6:36 PM
It was fun but now I'm done.

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jack - 2.10.2012 - 6:27 PM
Very nice exhibit and a very inspiring artist. I can relate to him with regards to his mental illness. It is hard to battle the mind, but Van Gogh turned out to be able to funnel all his inner struggles into beautiful art. I would love to take his example.

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Isaac - 2.10.2012 - 3:53 PM
I loved "Undergrowth with Two Figures." I thought it was so interesting how Van Gogh chose to portray these two figures as sort of faded, almost figments of the painter's imagination. There's something captivating about troubled beauty.

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Jay - 2.10.2012 - 3:01 PM

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