Doctor Who Series 5: Vincent and the Doctor
“Oh Amy, I hear the song of your sadness.”
“I’m not sad.”
“Then why are you crying?”
Spent many, many hours livestreaming and working on this painting - my tribute and goodbye to the magnificent Amy Pond (and how she inspired the greatest painter that ever lived!) I of course purposely researched Van Gogh works such as Starry Night and Sunflowers and would like to think if Amy stayed for a portrait, Vincent painted something like this.
“Hold my hand, Doctor. Try to see what I see. We’re so lucky we’re still alive to see this beautiful world. Look at the sky. It’s not dark and black and without character. The black is in fact deep blue. And over there! Lighter blue. And blowing through the blueness and the blackness, the winds swirling through the air. And there shining, burning, bursting through, the stars! Can you see how they roll their light? Everywhere we look, the complex magic of nature blazes before our eyes.”
↳ Vincent and the Doctor
finished watching “Vincent and the Doctor” because I just did a presentation in art history about Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and because I’ve heard the show is awesome.
I cried watching the ending. Absolutely amazing.
Thank you Netflix, because I am now hooked on Doctor Who.
From Doctor Who Series 5: Vincent and The Doctor
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.