The Starry Night, 1889 – Vincent Van Gogh
ON LOVE AND ART
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.
Vincent Van Gogh
LOVE IS WHAT MOVES ART
The path of an artist is the journey to find the pure expression of love.
You could go to an office and do a mediocre job, because you are having a mediocre day, or because you are following mediocre orders. We call it the MEHHH approach to life.
Nonetheless, you cannot appear in front of a lot of people and offer a MEHHH performance, because the connection, the interaction with the public is direct. No one can cheat them, they are feeling.
Then, YOU HAVE TO GIVE A LOT OF LOVE;
SO, YOU HAVE TO BE A LOT IN LOVE.
Cafe Terrace at night, 1888 – Vincent Van Gogh
A nation whose leaders are not able to understand and to value ART, not able to value this genuine expression of LOVE IN ART, IN MUSIC, cannot be considered free nor developed in a broader sense.
Maybe it can be temporarily rich or powerful, but not POTENT, FREE AND DEVELOPED.
The potency of a nation depends so much on how people from it and from outside BELIEVE IN IT and DREAM ON IT.
WHO DREAMS OF AND ON A NATION WHICH IS NOT FREE NOR DEVELOPED?
The opinion that art should have nothing to do with politics is itself a political attitude.
Preventive war is a crime not easily committed by a country that retains any traces of democracy.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Starry night over the Rhone, 1889 – Vincent Van Gogh