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“亲爱的提奥-梵高书信集”读后感


读高中时,我在一天之内像读悬念小说一样读完了欧文·斯通的“渴望生活”,但却花了很长的时间读完“亲爱的提奥 - 梵高书信集”。记得我每次翻一页都听见自己在说:慢下来,不要着急,慢慢消化每一个字,每一句话。似乎,越早读完此书,就会越早地失去和梵高同在的喜悦。

梵高以他的画猛击这个世界,以他的语言深深打动我的内心。如果我们承认语言是思想的媒介,梵高应该当之无愧地是一个伟大的思想家。通过他的语言,我看到的是一个沉思的头脑,一个和自然每一个细节 - 树木,山川,天空,以及每一寸农田 - 都生生相息的灵魂。

如果梵高把他的热情注入在他的所有艺术作品中,他的思想便记录他的这些书信中。在他的画上我们看到的是狂热的色彩,在他的书信中我们将邂逅一个善于思考的大脑。梵高没有疯,像许多他的同时代人相信的那样,他只不过是一个比较“特殊”的人,有着一份这个世界不能给以他的一些非常简单的需要(或许,疯了的,是这个世界,而不是梵高?)。尽管如此,凡高却给这个世界创造了一笔巨大的精神财富。可以说,这个世界带给梵高的是悲哀,梵高还给世界的,却是一份阳光的灿烂与灼热。

读这本书已经是25多年的事了。“亲爱的提奥”是我最珍贵的收藏之一,因为它使我在人生的初期就形成了对艺术的看法:一个艺术家在“伟大”之前,首先要真实。我认为,梵高可能不是历史上最有才华的艺术家(这个问题我正在从新思考中,目前我基本认为凡高其实是历史上最有才华的艺术家之一),但他却是第一个绝对地真实地描绘自己的艺术家,他的作品没有任何艺术之外的“装饰” – 如华丽的技巧,呆板的思想概念,等等。也就是说,凡高在他的画中是一个完全赤裸的人。

我相信,如果这个世上的人都想凡高一样的真实,这个世界将会是另一番景象。

 

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Dear Theo – Letters of Van Gogh

I finished reading Irvine Stone’s Lust for Life within one day like finishing a page turner, but I finished reading Dear Theo – letters of Van Gogh after a long time reading – each time I turned the page, I heard myself saying: slow down, take time, and digest every word slowly, as if the sooner I finished reading, the quicker the joy of being with him would vanish.

Van Gogh struck the world with his paintings, he also touched my heart with his words. If we take language as a vehicle of thoughts, Van Gogh deserved to be remembered as a great thinker. Through his words, I saw a man with deep contemplation, a soul that had a close connection with nature by every visible detail: trees, mountains, sky, and every inch of crop field.

If Van Gogh instilled his passion in all his art works, he recorded his thoughts in his words. We see frenzy colors in his paintings, but we will meet a lucid mind in his writings. He was not crazy, like many his contemporaries believed, he was just a special being with some simple needs that the world failed to give. In other words, the world was/is sick, not Van Gogh. Yet he offered to the world a tremendous amount of treasure. The world gave him grief, but he returned with the brilliance of Sunshine.

It has been over 25 years when I read this book. Dear Theo was one of my precious collection, and it shaped my view on art and life: an artist has to be true to him/herself before to be “great”. By my opinion, Van Gogh may not be the most talented artist in history, but he was the first one who depicted himself without any “decoration” – such as techniques or concepts. He was completely naked in his works.
And I believe, the world would be different if we all naked like he was.

 

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