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Today is Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday and I am sharing my Favorite Friday thing.

Although he was Dutch and not French, he did paint while in Paris.  Due to my francophilian tendencies, I have a penchant for impressionist paintings. Many of the impressionist artists were French – Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cèzanne, to name a few.  Do I like them because they are French or do I like them and they just happen to be French?  We’ll never know.

My father replicates masterpieces for a hobby.  This is my Favorite Friday thing, which happens to be a copy of a Van Gogh, which happens to hang in my living room.

It makes me smile whenever I look at it, because I love the painting and because my father painted it for me.

Click here if you would like to learn to pronounce Van Gogh correctly.

Click here if you would like to watch a beautiful video of Van Gogh’s work playing to the music of Don McLean’s “Vincent”, also known as “Starry, Starry Night.”  Many thanks for this link, BairbreSine.

Here are a few more of my favorite Van Gogh paintings for you to peruse today.  Enjoy!