From the Pocket of a Dream

La Tristesse Durera Toujours…

Vincent van Gogh
Self Portrait

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore

Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries
June 1888

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream

Starry Night
Created in Saint-Rémy, France
June, 1889

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced

Yellow Poppies


‘La tristesse durera toujours’ (‘The sadness will last forever’)
Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853 – 1890)

Vincent van Gogh
at the age of 13 (view the whole gallery at ArtByEclipse)
© Eclipse 2012


20 comments on “La Tristesse Durera Toujours…

  1. Soul
    October 28, 2012

    The pictures are very beautiful painting by Vincent van Gogh
    very nice this post dedicated to the artist.
    Hello dear friend Eclipse are here to wish you Happy Halloween Party.
    Good rest of Sunday.

    His eyes like the rays of the sun
    Burning fiery red against his pale skin
    They draw me closer, full of danger
    Yet I can’t turn away

    His long fangs are razor blades
    Ready to sink into my neck
    He edges closer
    And I catch my breath
    Yet I can’t turn away

    I freeze like a deer in headlights
    I am trapped
    He is the vampire
    And I am his prey
    Yet I can’t turn away

    • Eclipse
      October 30, 2012

      Wow….! Thank you for this ver special poem Soul! 🙂
      Hugs back!

  2. cocomino
    October 23, 2012

    How nice. I like Gogh, you know. Especially, Starry Night is my favorite. 🙂

    • Eclipse
      October 26, 2012

      I agree, it is really special.
      Thanks for your visit Cocomino!

  3. Androgoth
    October 22, 2012

    This is a brilliant addition
    to your Space Eclipse 🙂 😉

    I wish you lots of sweet times
    and happiness that lasts forever 😉

    Andro xxx

    • Eclipse
      October 22, 2012

      Thank you Andro
      and the same wishes back at you!

  4. viveka
    October 21, 2012

    van Gogh – maybe not my favorite – I love Anders Zorn and Rembrandt – he are very bold in motive and colors with I love both, but his art and I have never clicked.
    Still I enjoyed the post. Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries – I must admit talks to me.

    • Eclipse
      October 22, 2012

      Ah, båda är så underbara och unika konstnärer!
      Thank you for your visit dear Viveka

  5. dontchawannadream
    October 21, 2012

    Magnifique! I really think he was a genius.
    I love your drawing by the way. 🙂
    Have a wonderful Sunday.

    • Eclipse
      October 22, 2012

      Thank you dear Cha…hope you’re having a nice beginning of the week

  6. Eddie Two Hawks
    October 20, 2012

    van Gogh was well ahead of his time as great artist’s tend to be. His work is timeless. Thank you Eclipse for this exciting presentation of his paintings!
    with love, Eddie

    • Eclipse
      October 22, 2012

      Many thanks for your visit and commenting Eddie!

  7. Daydreamertoo
    October 20, 2012

    Beautiful. He was such a talented, tortured man.

    • Eclipse
      October 22, 2012

      He was indeed…
      Thank you Daydreamer

  8. Oracle of the Pearl
    October 20, 2012

    If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced…

    Story of my life, everything. The voice comes back, so I do it some more. Sometimes I fall in love with whatever it is, and then I do not care if I “can”, or “cannot”. Sometimes.
    Thank you-I love these pictures, these words.

    I dream of painting and then I paint my dream…

    I dream words, and colors. I wish to “paint” them, when I wake. Lately, they slip away. But I feel happy to see these words here, so I’m reminded. It’s lovely to visit your world.


    • Eclipse
      October 20, 2012

      Thank you for these sincere words dear Pearl

  9. Daniela
    October 20, 2012

    Prekrasno, stvaro prekrasno -:)!
    And you know … the same voice tells ‘not to write’ … so we write to silence it!
    Take Care,

    • Eclipse
      October 20, 2012

      Hvala Daniela….
      True…no muse deserves to be silenced

  10. cat
    October 19, 2012

    I feel what you feel, believe me … the sadness will last forever … nothing really matters though… you and your art matters to me … you are precious to me … although we might never meet in person … we will and have met … many times before and will be in the future … Love, cat

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