Spotlight on Van Gogh

The life, works, and legacy of the troubled art genius - perhaps the most influential painter in Western art history

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Van Gogh MuseumKröller-Müller MuseumMuseum FolkwangMoMA The Museum of Modern ArtMuseum Boijmans Van BeuningenThe Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe National Gallery, London
"People will see that my paintings are worth more"Vincent van Gogh
"We can't study Japanese art without becoming more cheerful, and it makes us return to nature."Vincent van Gogh
"Gauguin and I talk a lot - it's electric. We sometimes emerge like a run-down battery."Vincent to Theo van Gogh

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Van Gogh saved cash by painting himself

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"I didn’t know that one could break one’s brain and that afterwards that got better too."Vincent to his brother Theo, 1889

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