Monday, October 26, 2009

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent, yours is a world known to me
And I grasp at this meaning of Be

Light and fields, people and purpose defined

And I in plea proclaim do not confine
Bar restraint and perception veiled

Vincent your gift of knowing has prevailed

With awe and sighs anew your art so perceived

And blessed for the inexplicable conceived.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Wheat Field Behind Saint-Paul Hospital with a Reaper, Painting, Oil on Canvas, Saint-Rémy, September, 1889, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany, Europe,
Vincent Van Gogh, 1853-1890.

Vincent Van Gogh perceived the vibrating energy of light and life itself. He captured the quivering, pulsing fields that embraced his vision. All was moving, all was dimension, all was effect. I experienced the deepest of pleasure in being present with Van Gogh's original works on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.

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a tribute to Vincent Van Gogh

YouTube - Vincent (Starry Starry Night) Don McLean

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  1. Rose Marie!! Isn't this amazing - exciting - almost unbelievable?!! For those who don't know, Rose Marie and I were both posting links to see each other's blogs at the same time.

    Thank you for giving me permission (I think you did!?) for adding the above poem that you left in my comment section to my post. Now I see you have posted it here and it is getting the feature and acclaim that it should. Lovely - and to my mind especially beautiful with the actual genius of VanGogh's artwork to enhance it.

  2. Bonnie, Yes, permission more than granted - celebrated! Again, so delighted by our exchange - its spontaneity and its synchronicity! Thank you again, for the post that inspired the responses. More SMILES...

  3. The two rebels at work. One with words, the other with paint.

  4. Starry Night is one of my favorite songs...absolutely love it. When I think of such a beautiful painter who was haunted by restriction and lonliness greatly bothers me.
    Beautiful picture my friend....:-) hugs

  5. Intensity was Vincent's middle name and he showed us sheer passion can transcend many a barrier. A moving tribute in verse.

  6. Thank you


    The pulsing, vibratory Presence in Van Gogh's work is becoming more and more appreciated, understood, and obviously greatly valued.

    So pleased to share this tribute so deeply felt.

    Best always,

    Rose Marie

  7. Agreed, and loved. Thank you for remembering this man they way he should be remembered.