Vincent van Gogh’s Physician

 This post continues the story of Vincent van Gogh in Arles. As everybody is aware, Vincent’s paintings received a low level of appreciation during his lifetime. The ‘Portrait of Doctor Felix Rey’ (above, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts) was a thank-you present to Dr Rey after Vincent’s first visit to hospital. Although only aContinue reading “Vincent van Gogh’s Physician”

Vincent van Gogh in Arles: He came, he saw and he ended up in hospital

   “..they call a painter mad if he sees with eyes other than theirs.”  Vincent van Gogh, August 1888. The fame and fortune of the City of Arles – in no small measure – is the legacy of two notable foreigners: Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) and Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890). The former “came, saw,Continue reading “Vincent van Gogh in Arles: He came, he saw and he ended up in hospital”