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					•Haunting Melody

• Don McLean • Vincent

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Vincent or Starry Starry Night by Don McLean 1968

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Vincent Van Gogh

Painters-to take them alone-dead and buried speak to the next generation or to several succeeding generations through their work. Is that all, or is there more to come? Perhaps death is not the hardest thing in a painter's life." Vincent van Gogh Letter: 9 July 1888

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Starry Night: Saint-Remy 1889 is probably Vincent van Gogh's most famous painting. Instantly recognizable because of its unique style, this work has been the subject of poetry, fiction, CD-ROMs as well as the well known song "Vincent" or "Starry, Starry Night" by Don McLean. Starry Night was painted while Vincent was in the Starry Night asylum at Saint-Rémy and his behavior was very stands out as one of the his attacks. erratic at the time, due to the severity ofmost important works of art produced in Unlike most of Van Gogh's works, Starry Night the nineteenth century. was painted from memory and not outdoors as was Vincent's preference. This may, in part, explain why the emotional impact of the work is so much more powerful than many of Van Gogh's other works from the same period. 4

Earliest Paintings Nuenen Paris Arles Saint-Rémy de Provence Auvers-sur-Oise

Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at 5 Night, The Arles: September, 1888

Earliest Paintings

"Dear Theo, You must not take it amiss if I write you again

--it's only to tell you that painting is such a joy to me." Vincent van Gogh 15 August 1882

Boy Cutting Grass with a Sickle Etten: October, 1881

Beach at Scheveningen in Stormy Weather The Hague: August, 1882
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Nuenen

Two Peasant Women Digging Nuenen: July, 1885

The Potato Eaters Nuenen: April, 1885

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In Paris, Van Gogh's palette comes alive. Paris

Self-Portrait Paris: Winter, 1887-88

Vase with Red Poppies Paris: Summer, 1886

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Arles

Harvest at La Crau Arles: June, 1888

Still Life: Vase with Fourteen Sunflowers Arles: August, 1888

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Saint-Rémy de Provence

St.Remy Asylum Wheat Field with Cypresses Saint-Rémy: Early September, 1889
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Auvers-sur-Oise

Portrait of Doctor Gachet Auvers-sur-Oise: June, 1890

Thatched Cottages at Cordeville Auvers-sur-Oise: June, 1890
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Stages of Vincent’s Life:

• The Wanderer • The Man • The Painter • The End

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Stages of Vincent’s Life: The Wanderer

• First Sunday sermon in Isleworth • Brussels • Courrières, France

The years of Vincent's wandering suggest that he was looking for something. Did he ever find it? 13

Stages of Vincent’s Life: The Man

• Relationships with other people • Events

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Stages of Vincent’s Life: The Painter

The Painter on His Way to Work Arles: July, 1888

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Stages of Vincent’s Life: The End

All of these moments together, and so much more, help us to put together the puzzle of Vincent's life--a life so profoundly troubled and yet which produced such incredible beauty. A life that will never be forgotten.

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