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Re: van gogh


From: Richard M. Priestley (PRIESTLR_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Apr 23 2003 - 19:43:03 PDT

That story remindes me of when an art history professor told our class that "VanGogh was known to say that he never understood why no one else saw the Cyrpress flicker like flames" It reminds me of it because so often one sees what many do not.

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To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 21:30:29 EDT
Subject: van gogh

I introduce van gogh to my kinder kids...and we had looked at the
painting...oh...forget the correct title...but I think it is called Olive and
Cypress trees? Anyway, we looked at Starry Night another day and one of
those brilliant kinder kids said, "It looks like that one (pointing to Olive
and Cypress) except at night.....and sure enough! It does!!! Same tree!
lol I realize that probably makes me look really stupid...but I love
learning things like that from the kids!

Of course when they were with their teacher and learning about Christopher
Columbus...they said that Vincent van Gogh discovered America!!! hahahaha