I’ve mentioned before that Vincent Van Gogh has always been my favorite painter. I’ve marveled at his masterpieces and the deep passion in each one.
“Lust for Life” is written about the life of Van Gogh. Vincent and his brother Theo wrote back and forth frequently and fortunately for the rest of us, Theo saved those letters. They give a very detailed description of Vincent’s life. Vincent suffered from mental illness. Many physicians have determined that he was bipolar based on the letters. I would have to agree. I just finished watching the movie version starring Kirk Douglas, which is why it is on my mind.
One of my favorite books is “Van Gogh The Complete Paintings”. When I need to relax, I will sit back and flip through the pages. Unfortunately Vincent took his own life, as do 1 in 5 of those with bipolar today. I suggest you turn on the song “Vincent” by Don McLean then scroll down slowly and view the pictures. This is my tribute to a beautiful and troubled man. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do:
Bless you Vincent…