doctor who meme | nine scenesVincent Van Gogh sees his art and impact - vincent and the doctor (5/9)The Doctor: Dr. Black, we met a few days ago. I asked you about the church at Auvers.
Dr. Black: Oh, yes. Glad to be of help. You were nice about my tie.
The Doctor: Yes. And today is another cracker if I may say so. But I just wondered, between you and me, in 100 words, where do you think Van Gogh rates in the history of art?
Dr. Black: Well, big question. But, to me, Van Gogh is the finest painter of them all. Certainly, the most popular, great painter of all time, the most beloved. His command of colour, the most magnificent. 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.
The Doctor: Vincent, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Is it too much?
Vincent Van Gogh: No. They are tears of joy.
Dr. Black: You’re welcome. You’re welcome.
Vincent Van Gogh: Sorry about the beard.
I wear waistcoats now. Waistcoats are cool. [x]