While his name ranks toward (and often at) the top of any list of the world’s greatest artists, Vincent Van Gogh did not know fame, fortune, or much happiness during his tragically short life. He died by his own hand, believing that he and his work would slip into obscurity, his time on Earth an inconsequential blip in the grand scheme of things.
What if someone could travel back in time and prove to Van Gogh that his paintings would touch the hearts of millions? What if they could reassure him that (at least some of) his madness was not all in his head, but an alien-touched reality that only he could perceive? Would the troubled artist have found some happiness from this knowledge? Might his life have carried on longer? 2010′s Vincent and the Doctor is an episode of Doctor Who that ponders these very questions.
The stunning image on this 50″ x 60″ Doctor Who Van Gogh Plush Throw Blanket shows us how Van Gogh might have painted The Doctor’s iconic time machine, the TARDIS, if the two had met. Why does the famous blue box look like it’s exploding? River Song would be happy that I’m not going to reveal any spoilers about its context to the uninitiated here. Suffice it to say that fans of Doctor Who and Vincent Van Gogh can rejoice in this cultural mashup on its own!
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