Friday, September 5, 2008


This is one of my all time fav paintings. Vincent is one of "my guys". He had a mental illness. He had an older brother who died. His parents named him after the dead bro. His bro died on his birthday. Every year of his life as a child, Vincent had to visit the grave of a dead brother - looking at a tombstone with his birthday and his name on it. Also, he cut part of his ear off to send to a male lover who he was upset with. I'm also very fond of some of his drawings of a prostitute he hung out with. I also love his poolroom painting and a painting of his bedroom. Vincent was poor all of his life. Years after his death, his paintings are priceless. These are some of the reasons that Vincent Van Gogh is one of "my guys". Who are your guys?

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