In a letter written to Theo in December 1883, van Gogh expressed his reason for writing.
van Gogh writes, “Illnesses are there to make us remember again that we are not made of wood.”
This “new” van Gogh was announced this morning in The New York Times, with the title “Sunset at Montmajour.”
I have been to diabolically crowded shows of art by van Gogh, Vermeer, and Caravaggio, at the Met and elsewhere.
With his work, van Gogh wanted to leave his gift to the world.
Fortunately for himself van Gogh died on the very eve of this discovery.
Gauguin and van Gogh knew that there was someone nobler than the peasant.
van Gogh later elongated these squares into threads until his pictures resembled tapestries.
It was in vain that van Gogh tried to hold him at arms length.
The actual merits of Christianity as a religion do not come into consideration here; for van Gogh was not a philosopher.