Quote by Vincent Van Gogh

” . . . at the time when you spoke of
my becoming a painter, I thought it
very impractical and would not
hear of it. What made me stop
doubting was reading a clear book
on perspective, Cassange’s Guide to
the ABC of Drawing: and a week
later I drew the interior of a
kitchen with stove, chair, table and
window—in their places and on
their legs—whereas before it had
seemed to me that getting depth
and the right perspective into a
drawing was witchcraft or pure
chance.”
— Vincent Van Gogh,
in a letter to his brother,
Theo, who had suggested
that Vincent become a
painter. Letter 184, p. 331.

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