The Doctor: Between you and me, in a hundred words, where do you think Van Gogh rates in the history of art?
The Curator: …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 color 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.”
Season 5 Episode 10 “Vincent and The Doctor”
When anybody asks me why I watch Doctor Who, why i’m such a fan, why they should even give this show a try, I make them watch this episode. There are so many phenomenal episodes for a show that has been on for decades, but this one pulls every heart string in the body with Vincent Van Gogh. It’s exactly why I love Doctor Who.
Just a quick check in to let you all know I’m still alive - AND I wanted to brag about Tony Curran signing my exploding TARDIS poster, “If only van Gogh could see me now.”
Vincent and the Doctor and Amy
Eleven and Amy
From Doctor Who Confidential: Vincent and The Doctor.
I seriously just started crying my eyes out while watching Doctor Who at the Proms.
Vincent’s music is just so beautiful…
where Vincent is almost crying
and he’s so overwhelmed and akldsnhaslidfjaslfj
I cry EVERY time
I’m literally welling up right now just thinking about it
Doctor, this is why I love you. Right here.
Vincent van Gogh was a man who is somewhat famous for his mental instability. He later ended his own life. For the Doctor to go and show him that his art mattered, and that his existence mattered…is amazing. And I wish someone could have shown this amazing artist how much he contributed to the world.
I wish the Doctor could show everyone how they mattered, because everybody does matter. In our own small way, we change the world simply by existing.
Amy: So you were right. No new paintings. We didn’t make a difference at all.
Doctor: I wouldn’t say that. The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant. And we definitely added to his pile of good things.
Apparently Vincent Van Gogh did not commit suicide…
GUYS, AMY AND THE DOCTOR DID SAVE HIM!!!!
The Doctor looks so determined :]