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Painted sermons.

Vincent van Gogh was far more than the tortured artist of popular sentiment. In The Shoes of Van Gogh: A Spiritual and Artistic Journey to the Ordinary, Cliff Edwards (with reflections by Henri Nouwen) shows the more complex man--a spiritual guide of sorts who wrote about his "innate love for the church and everything connected with it." Van Gogh hoped to preach the gospel to the poor; failing that, he took up his paintbrush and painted those the rest of the world had forgotten. Crossroad.
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Title Annotation:New And Noteworthy; The Shoes of Van Gogh: A Spiritual and Artistic Journey to the Ordinary
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jul 1, 2004
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