• Susan – there is so much information here that I never knew! I hope – I know – you will enjoy your visit to Philadelphia to see the show. Will the new Barnes Collection be open by then? Have you been to the Rodin Museum there? I am (happily) jealous and wish I were going to be there with you. ~ David

  • Anonymous

    Susan – congrats on the St. Remy/Van Gogh post – it's the tops – well worth the effort. Having just been to St. Remy for a few hours (and bought those nice shoes) I feel I must go there again, with you as guide. Brian

  • Paul

    Very sad, but then very beautiful-thanks Susan

  • Anonymous

    Susan
    A beautiful touching story written in an interesting contemporary style. Your brillant words captured Van Gogh in a way I have never seen him portrayed. I feel that at last we know the real Vincent Van Gogh, not just the crazy artist who cut off his ear.

    With the lovely video with background music and the marvelous array of pictures, in my opinion the Trobadors have reached their highest pinnacle.

  • Van Gogh produced a huge amount of art AND inspired a huge number of articles and books about him–he really is fascinating to read about. The Naifeh and Smith book looks like it is packed with information!

    I have never been to the Rodin in Philly. But, on your recommendation, we will go there, too! Wish you would join us!

    Thanks for your note, as always,
    Susan

  • Brian,

    There is a lot to do in and around St. Rémy. Although I much prefer to stay in the Luberon area (in Lourmarin, as you know!), we always find ourselves driving over to St. Remy for one good reason or another! Next time you come to visit, we will go! Bring your new walking shoes!

    Amitiés,
    Susan

  • Paul,
    Thank you for such lovely feedback. I always like reading his correspondence with Theo and with his sister (and others, too)because it shows his benevolence even more than his paintings. I wish I had had more space to write about that, too. Sad but beautiful does sum up his story.
    Amitiés,
    Susan

  • Thank you for such favorable feedback. I tried to strike a balance with his humanity and his psychiatric issues along side his art during one of the last years of his life. Extraordinary talent and complicated man….like so many people even today, eh?
    Amitiés,
    Susan

  • Anonymous

    Susan,
    Did you bid on Liz Taylor's van Gogh painting at Christie's? His "Vue de l'asile et de la chapell de St. Remy" just sold for 16 million dollars! Wow!
    Here's a link to the story:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/116-million-auction-of-liz-taylor-jewels-smashes-records/article4181088/

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