Saturday, May 30, 2009

Go Van Gogh

Our favorite corner of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Vincent Van Gogh, 1853-1890, Self-Portrait



White Roses
Wheat Field
Van Gogh lived such a tragic and tormented life, and yet his art just sings praise to the Creator and the beauty of the creation. I am looking forward to meeting him in Heaven all healed and full of joy. His father was a pastor and Vincent, himself, was also a pastor for part of his short life. They were strong Dutch Christians. But epilepsy and deep depression were Vincent's undoing and he committed suicide when he was just 37 years old. We're blessed that his art lives on.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fun Karen! Your travels are an escape for all of us. It's just what you and Joe needed! Thank you for sharing your adventures with us.