This video is for my blogfriend Kathy (TrekCapri), who is soon travelling to Amsterdam and wrote here of her plans to visit the Van Gogh Museum. She captured his style and energy beautifully with this sentence: "His unmistakable tumultuous style of swirling brush strokes and vivid use of color is full of passion and emotion."
Kathy and I share a love of music. Her profile includes the line "Music energizes and soothes my soul!" And, like me, she frequently posts videos and snippets of lyrics, so I recently called her my song-sister! :) As I was reading her Van Gogh entry, I was reminded of the Don McLean song Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)...which is a beautiful tribute to an amazing artist. So I looked on youtube and found this lovely video of the song set to a slideshow of his art.
(Sidebar...did you know Don McLean's mother's family - the Bucci's - came from the Abruzzo region of Italy? Seems there's always an Italian connection whenever I start looking into things...)