Lived: Mar 30, 1853 - Jul 29, 1890 (age 37)

  

 

 A postcard has helped locate the spot where artist Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have painted his final work — Tree Roots. According to a report in the BBC, the location for Gogh’s painting has been deciphered by Wouter van der Veen, scientific director of the Institut Van Gogh after noticing similarities between the postcard and the painting.

Van Gogh was unsuccessful during his lifetime, and was considered a madman and a failure. He became famous after his suicide, and exists in the public imagination as the quintessential misunderstood genius. His paintings speak for themselves. His words are, perhaps, more clearly understood.

 Quotes

If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things.

The best way to know God is to love many things.

There is no blue without yellow and without orange.

The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray.

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

If you hear a voice within you saying, You are not a painter, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others.