The past couple of weeks I have been re-watching old episodes from Dr. Who (I am a geeky fan I’m afraid). I had forgotten how much I enjoy the writing, the acting and the storytelling, and all the messages the story usually brings.
I this Netflix binge-watching marathon, I saw again one of my favourite episodes “Vincent and the Doctor”. Long story short, in this episode the Doctor visits Vincent Van Gogh.
It is one of my favourite because it shows vivid images of the scenarios that might have inspired Van Gogh, and shows an incredible collection of many of his paintings, which I personally love.
I have used some of his paintings on other posts, but I have never written on how much I love them. There’s a phrase on this episode (which was written by Richard Curtis) that pinpoints exactly why I adore these paintings so much:
“(…) He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world. No one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again. To my mind, that strange wild man who roamed the fields of Provence, was not only the world’s greatest artist but also one of the greatest men who ever lived.”
When I see at his paintings I think of beauty, of joy, of laughter. Only when I see at his self -portraits is when I believe what history says of his temper and character. But the previous phrase tells exactly what I find inspiring. Even in the darkest moments, you should try to find the way to portray the beauty that we have, and you should try to see the brilliance of the stars on the sky.
Lots of Love
All images via Pinterest.