Mely was a former High School inter at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC and her wise words describing the eagerness to improve his techniques and the simplicity of his soul, is two of many Van Gogh’s qualities:  Mely at Met

I attended the Irises and Roses exhibition at the Met and even though the colors contrast and its harmony still beautiful, I could not stop wondering how they looked when he first painted them, before the colors had faded, and found this video that illustrates such magnitude: Van Gogh’s Irises