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message 1: by Alias Reader (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 17676 comments

Share with us your love of art. Learn something new? Heard some art news? Anything art related, we want to hear all about it!


message 2: by Alias Reader (last edited Mar 30, 2018 07:35AM) (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 17676 comments Happy Birthday, Vincent !



Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul

Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land

Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free

They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue

Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand

Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free

They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

For they could not love you
But still your love was true
And when no hope was left in sight
On that starry, starry night

You took your life, as lovers often do
But I could've told you Vincent
This world was never meant for
One as beautiful as you

Starry, starry night
Portraits hung in empty halls
Frame-less heads on nameless walls
With eyes that watch the world and can't forget

Like the strangers that you've met
The ragged men in ragged clothes
The silver thorn of bloody rose
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow

Now I think I know
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free

They would not listen, they're not listening still
Perhaps they never will


message 3: by Barbara (new)

Barbara (cinnabarb) | 2784 comments Happy Birthday Vincent. Lovely collage of his paintings. :)


message 4: by Connie (last edited Mar 31, 2018 10:13AM) (new)

Connie G (connie_g) | 285 comments Beautiful Van Gogh paintings! I've always loved that song, "Starry, Starry Night".

Here's a slide show of his paintings, and Don McLean singing the song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD1ih...


message 5: by Alias Reader (last edited Mar 31, 2018 06:54PM) (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 17676 comments Connie wrote: "Beautiful Van Gogh paintings! I've always loved that song, "Starry, Starry Night".

Here's a slide show of his paintings, and Don McLean singing the song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD1ih..."


I love that slide show.

I posted it and the version done in the excellent movie, Loving Vincent, which I recently watched.

So poignant. Though the song says he killed himself. There is now doubt about that. Either way, a sad story.

I was quite moved when I read one bio of him and they had quotes from the letters he wrote his brother. I actually had tears in my eyes.


message 6: by Barbara (new)

Barbara (cinnabarb) | 2784 comments Connie wrote: "Beautiful Van Gogh paintings! I've always loved that song, "Starry, Starry Night".

Here's a slide show of his paintings, and Don McLean singing the song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD1ih..."


Stunning ❤


message 7: by madrano (new)

madrano | 10275 comments I liked the slide show. Thanks for reminding us of his birthday and sharing the lyrics, too.


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