In 1889, Van Gogh claimed that he could do without love, but he also indicated that he did long for it.
‘If you wake up in the morning and you’re not alone and... you see in the twilight a fellow human being, it makes the world so much more agreeable’.
The Bedroom, Vincent van Gogh (1888)
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The Old School Arts Center hosted the annual Presidents' Day Stew Supper at the Sandstone Golf Course last evening. Great food and music by Skally Line. Dave Baker gave a provocative talk in defense of President Ulysses S. Grant who Dave says his research has revealed to be one of the greatest civil rights Presidents in history. Really nice evening. Deer came out on the golf course. About 20 pies were auctioned off and art works were also sold in a silent auction.
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890): Tree Trunks in the Grass (Boomstammen in het grass]), (also known as Field of grass, with dandelions and tree trunks); end of April 1890. ‘That which is done with love is well done’. This message was drummed into Van Gogh during his childhood. When he left home, his parents gave him this prayer to take with him: ‘O Lord, join us intimately to one another and let our Love for Thee make that bond ever stronger’.
Great band and food. Dave Baker is a good artist and art historian. Last year was a great time. We saw a dozen deer walk out on the golf course in front of the windows.