Vincent's Yellow

a[n] [auto]biography and a love story.

Yellow Road Trip

In March 2009, I did my first research trip. I realized that there were plenty of Vincent’s paintings in the US if one just knew where to look. And so I visited the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT), the Museum of Art (Providence, RI), the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA), and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (Hartford, CT). It took me on a loop shaped pretty much exactly like in the map above.

I had an amazing time on this trip, got a lot of writing done, and took a good amount of pictures. Click on the photo below if you are interested in seeing the rest – most are of the paintings themselves. All in all I saw eight paintings, none I had ever seen before.

In particular, I encourage you to take a look because I set off at least one alarm while taking them… and it was worth it!

I also took several videos along the way… I’ll put a few here. I hope you enjoy them.

My other videos taken during the Yellow Roadtrip may be seen here.

Today’s quote: But I cannot help thinking that the best way of knowing God is to love many things. Love this friend, this person, this thing, whatever you like, and you will be on the right road to understanding Him better, that is what I keep telling myself. But you must love with a sublime, genuine, profound sympathy, with devotion, with intelligence, and you must try all the time to understand Him more, better and yet more. (July 1880 to Theo)

My thoughts? I couldn’t agree more, and I’ve always tried to live this way. It’s fascinating to me that Vincent is the only one who makes sense to me when talking about God…

Also, how are you such an incredible writer, Vincent? It boggles my mind.

Thu, July 30 2009 » Research, Travel

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