Eduardo Faria Santos asks what Van Gogh’s love life was like. Read on for the answer.
Vincent had plenty of love interests throughout his life, but things never went smoothly.
He got off to a bad start when he fell in love with his niece, Kee Vos-Stricker, who rejected his advances.
For a while in The Hague, he lived together with Sien Hoornik – a former prostitute – bringing even more shame upon his family.
In Nuenen, there was his devout, rather unstable neighbour Margot Begemann, who tried to take her life when her family forbade her from seeing Vincent.
And after his ‘impossible love affair’ with the Italian Agostina Segatori in Paris, Van Gogh finally decided to accept that he wasn’t destined to find his true love. He settled for paying for it.