Vincent and the Doctor
The Doctor: Between you and me, in a hundred words, where do you think Van Gogh rates in the history of art?
Curator: Well… um… big question, but, to me Van Gogh is the finest painter of them all. Certainly the most popular, great painter of all time. The most beloved, his command of colour most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again. To my mind, that strange, wild man who roamed the fields of Provence was not only the world’s greatest artist, but also one of the greatest men who ever lived.
I’m such a sucker for this scene. For me, it trumps the Doomsday episode. You can probably go search for the stand-alone scene on Youtube. 🙂 It’s a real tearjerker. I decided to also add the moment between the Doctor and Amy when they return to the gallery later on in the episode, ’cause it’s so meaningful too.
Amy Pond: We didn’t make a difference at all.
The Doctor: I wouldn’t say that. The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. Hey.
The Doctor: The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.
– Cumuloq ❤