Tag Archives: Theo van Gogh

starry starry night

Strange deformations attributable to tradition as it buckled and flared, gasping under the pressures of the pathologies of time.You can see the visible world as a vortex of lines. Or so said Vincent van Gogh. He used the collision of … Continue reading

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vincent in arles: goodbye yellow brick house

… then in February 1888, during a snowstorm, came a Dutchman who saw Arles as the city had been waiting to be seen- a miracle of color beneath the golden sun. Vincent van Gogh adored “the sun pouring down bright … Continue reading

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HASTEN THE PROCESS:MORE VALUABLE DEAD THAN ALIVE

For it was, in fact, after a conversation with Dr. Gachet that van Gogh, as if nothing were the matter, went back to his room and killed himself. It was not because of himself, because of the disease of his … Continue reading

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ABANDONED TO THE WOLVES: EATEN BY DESPAIR

“Things are going badly because sick consciousness has a vested interest right now in *not* recovering from its sickness. This is why a tainted society has invented psychiatry to defend itself against the investigations of certain superior intellects whose faculties … Continue reading

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ABANDONMENT ANXIETY & MAD PRIDE

As is well documented, Van Gogh, shot himself, accidentally or intentionally.It was called a suicide. But, was his own physician partly to blame for his death? The end of Vincent Van Gogh, was indeed strange. …. In 1947, Antonin Artaud, … Continue reading

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HEARTBROKEN EXPRESSION OF OUR TIME

“It was under the pressure of the evil influence, two days before his death, of Dr. Gachet, a so-called psychiatrist, which was the direct, effective, and sufficient cause of his death. When I read van Gogh’s letters to his brother, … Continue reading

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THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT

“Artaud saw in Vincent van Gogh a faithful replica of his own torment. After the painter’s suicide he wrote:┬áDr. Gachet would not tell van Gogh that he was there to straighten out his painting (…) but he used to send … Continue reading

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CARAVANSERAI

Think, in this batter’d Caravanserai Whose Portals are alternate Night and Day, How Sultan after Sultan with his Pomp Abode his destined Hour, and went his way. One Moment in Annihilation’s Waste, One moment, of the Well of Life to … Continue reading

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