Vincent van Gogh signed his paitings as Vincent so I’m going to call him Vincent from now on.
In the past I read letters that he sent to his brother that were revealing of indeed mental issues, but at the time no one could diagnose him so it remains a mystery. He was hospitalized a number of times in the years prior to his suicide, and he had hallucinations and manic episodes. His treatments were cold baths and to paint even more. Eventually he painted one painting a day, after his hospitalizations.
While he was at the Asylum he painted it’s gardens and did imitations of other artists.
I’m fasciscated by his works. Specially his drawings, I loved them.
He must have been an amazing person, had a lot of friends and soon after he died his friends made sure he would become famous.
It’s a sad story but beautiful none the less.
So here’s my homage to Vincent. He was one of us.