Happy Birthday Vincent van Gogh!

The greatest lesson I learned from van Gogh is that visual fine art can change lives. It can inspire new understandings, bridges between people and cultures, and that great art, whatever the narrative, is always somehow holy and inspirational. I doubt that I would be an artist today, or even as good a human being as I continue to strive to become without his influence and spanning across time, his visual friendship, for which I aptly thank God, as van Gogh would have wished.

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Theo van Gogh – Scripture Portrait

The strokes used to create this new Essence portrait of Theo van Gogh are the original letters from Psalms 101, 123, and 133. Psalm 133, also known as Hiney ma tov, was used about twice as much as the other two. Psalm 133is the psalm of friendship and brotherhood and references the relationship of Moses and Aaron. Since their father was a reverend it had to be well known to both Vincent and Theo. It says, “Behold, how good it is for brethren to dwell together in unity”

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Invest Safely in Fine Art

Events of the 20th Century proved that over time three items remain the best investments. Whatever the markets, discoveries or inventions produce, through the ups and downs of inflations, recessions and even depressions, fine art, precious metals and precious gems stand out as on-going excellent investments.

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