What am I in the eyes of most people? A nonentity or an oddity or a disagreeable person — someone who has and will have no position in society, in short a little lower than the lowest.
Very well — assuming that everything is indeed like that, then through my work I’d like to show what there is in the heart of such an oddity, such a nobody.
This is my ambition, which is based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion.
Even though I’m often in a mess, inside me there’s still a calm, pure harmony and music. In the poorest little house, in the filthiest corner, I see paintings or drawings.
Van Gogh to Theo van Gogh. The Hague, on or about Friday, 21 July 1882
by ringlunatic with ♥
[Who was Anthon van Rappard? He was a Dutch painter, pupil of Lawrence Alma-Tadema and friend of Vincent for a short while. Van Gogh wrote him 58 letters, but sadly the friendship ended in a bad way.
To see some of Rappards work you can have a look at Wikimedia Commons :)]
- Van Gogh
I can talk for hours and hours about this. But, that’s for later. Off to sleep!
Vincent Van Gogh (via fashionsmostwanted)
Well… it has not been open for business for that long ;)