There are so many biographies of Vincent Van Gogh to read and to view that no one item provides all the detail. An interesting one is that found on the www.vincentvangogh.org website which also gives you a link to the documentary on Van Gogh and also refers to Kirk Douglas’s movie on Vincent.
We also refer to Don Mclean’s song ‘Vincent’ which also is an overview of his life in a very poignant set of words:
New things are always being discovered (!) about Vincent, and in April of last year (2019) Martin Bailey in his book \Living with Vincent, wrote that Vincent’s muse (Sien Hoornik) had killed herself and did so within a fortnight of her late lover having an exhibition in her home town of Rotterdam. [The Times: Book gives new clue in mystery of Van Gogh muse’s death
As a writer and also an aspiring artist, reading about other artists is both enthralling and enlightening. My local theatre regularly shows wonderful documentaries about people from history and the arts, and I always make an effort to go to these showings; however, the take-up by others is very low! Often in a theatre of 250 seats, only 10-15 are taken up!
I was loucky last year to see the Vincent Van Gogh exhibition in the Tate Britain, which ran from 27 March – 11 August 2019. There were over 50 works, and the exhibition revealed how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists.
Here is a wonderful slideshow of some of Vincent’s wonderful art:
I hope you have enjoyed the introduction to Vincent, a genius in so many ways, and also the links to other items about.