I think that Van Gogh is really the ultimate crazy artist that we all think of.
I always liked the Van Gogh story because I was terribly involved in that.
If I could have any artist's work on my sitting room wall it would probably be by Van Gogh or Picasso.
I thought maybe I could become like the next Van Gogh. I bought a sunflower and painted it, and it looked like the work of a 6-year-old.
I'm one of the more pessimistic cats on the planet. I make Van Gogh look like a rodeo clown.
Experience was my only teacher; I knew little of the modern art movement. When I first saw the works of the Impressionists, van Gogh, van Dongen, and Fauves, I admired it. But I had to seek the true way alone.
I have many favorite artists... Van Gogh as one, but he didn't really sing a lot!
I love what Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh and Jesus all said - that love is really the driving principle of the creative act. In fact, they would say that great art is always inspired by love.
What makes people the world over stand in line for Van Gogh is not that they will see beautiful pictures but that in an indefinable way they will come away feeling better human beings. And that is exactly what Van Gogh hoped for.
The terrorists who committed the 2003 Istanbul attacks were locals, that is, Turks. And when filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered in the Netherlands last year, the murderer and his supporters were also part of the Muslim community.