Jose Geurts asks whether Vincent van Gogh enjoyed being an artist. Discover the answer.
These quotes from Van Gogh's letters speak for themselves:
‘And now that I’ve found my bearings a little more, I’m beginning to see the advantages here. For myself, I’m in better health here than in the north — I even work in the wheatfields at midday, in the full heat of the sun, without any shade whatever, and there you are, I revel in it like a cicada’. Vincent to Émile Bernard, about 19 June 1888.
‘Anyway the work, when it progresses, helps a lot. I find it mightily beautiful here in summer, the green is very deep and lush, the air thin and amazingly clear’. - Vincent to his sister Willemien van Gogh, 31 July 1888.
‘So then my brush goes between my fingers as if it were a bow on the violin and absolutely for my pleasure.’ - Vincent to his brother Theo, about 20 September 1889.