Doubter's Prayer Book: Vincent Van Gogh

Every Sunday, we will look at a poem, painting, comic, song, short video, performance piece, dance, or other art form that in some way wrestles with the divine in an honest and heartfelt way. This is an exercise in contemplation and a celebration of the beauty that comes from struggle. As such, the art will be left to speak for itself. If you have an original piece that you would like to share or would like to suggest someone else's art, please let me know at

This Week's Artist (in Honor of His 164th Birthday This Week): Vincent Van Gogh.

{Though this blog will let the art speak for itself, it can be helpful to have some background knowledge and analysis with purely visual art. You can read about Van Gogh's fascinating and heart-wrenching struggle of faith here.} 

"I have...a terrible need...shall I say the word?...of religion. Then I go out at night and paint the stars."


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