I always knew that Vincent Van Gogh could draw realistically and that he developed his own impressionistic style, but I didn't realise that he looked closely at and worked under artists to really improve his skill. He valued learning and mastering the basics before growing into and finding his own style, the style we know which looks quick and uncalculated.
I was inspired and wished I could have brought my art students along to the museum. I'm inspired to practice like the old masters and find my own new art styles.
Here's to you, Vincent.