May 21, 2009

Starry Starry Night- Van Gogh & My Son

My son, the soon to be third grader has been learning about famous artists in school. Throughout the entire school year the big guy has enjoyed teaching us about Pollock, Matisse, Warhol, Lichtenstein and a number of other famous artists.

It has been a surprise and a pleasure to see how much he enjoys talking, reading, watching and learning about art. Part of the fun has been watching the expression on his face when he recognizes that some of the things hanging on the walls here are famous. Not to mention the fun in explaining that these are not the originals hanging on these walls, but wouldn't it be cool if it was.

Anyhoo, last night he came home and told me that there is a YouTube video about a song some guy named McLean wrote about Van Gogh. He was even more pleased when I showed him that we have Vincent on iTunes.

So together we sat down and watched the video below and he told me all that he knew about Van Gogh and asked if I though that it was sad that he only sold one painting while he was alive. A short time later I overheard him singing to himself in the shower,

Starry, Starry Night........

4 comments:

rabbi neil fleischmann said...

This song has meant a lot to me since I first heard t about 30 years ago. I really enjoyed this post and link.

Jack said...

I am glad.

FlutePrayer said...

Years ago I saw the original Starry Night in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. That visit remains a true highlight of my life. Thanks for this.

some guy said...

Very cute story!