So, Janice shared with me today a video that's been making the rounds on Facebook which moved me to tears: the paintings of Vincent Van Gough to the music of Don McLean's "Vincent".
Beautiful art, beautiful music, and one of the saddest stories in the world.*
I couldn't find the same compilation Janice showed me, but it turns out (not surprisingly) that there are several such on the internet: here's the links to two of them.
I thought the art was the best on this one, which had quite a few pieces that were new to me.
Here's another take: the music's not as good on this one but the images are first-rate.
*apparently his last words were "the sadness will last forever"
Think this was the version of this inspired pairing that Janice originally showed me: its chief advantage is that it shows the words on screen, which help reinforce how carefully McLean chose his words when writing the lyrics all those years ago.
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