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"VINCENT" BY DON MCLEAN (W/ LYRICS & PAINTINGS OF V. VAN GOGH)

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"Vincent" by Don McLean (w/ lyrics & paintings of V. Van Gogh)

This is worth spending a few minutes on. A sublime coming together of Music and Painting!

"Starry Night" was a song by Don McLean, written in the seventies as a tribute to Vincent van Gogh. It is also known by its opening line,"Starry Starry Night", a reference to van Gogh's painting "Starry Night." The song describes different paintings by Van Gogh. Don McLean wrote the lyrics in 1971 after reading a book about the life of the artist. The following year the song became the No. 1 hit in the U.K. and No.12 in the U.S.

It is rumoured that Van Gogh's painting of the 'Starry Night' was painted during the time he was in an asylum and we've heard that he sold only one painting during his lifetime, as his genius was not recognized. That's perhaps what caused him to fall into an abyss ofdepression which eventually led to his suicide. How tragic to have felt so hopeless and not understood in spite of being so gifted!
Watch this amazing video. Oh, and make sure you have the speakers turned on and the volume turned up!

 

 

 

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