David Plata asks whether Vincent van Gogh still believed in God at the end of his life. Read on for the answer.
The aging Van Gogh no longer believed in the God of his younger years. He became increasingly distanced from the moderate faith he was brought up with, and over which his father preached at the Protestant Church.
As a child, Vincent had wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps, but with adulthood came the realisation that they had strongly differing beliefs. Vincent felt his connection with the church gradually diminish.
He wasn’t concerned with movements and schools of thought, Van Gogh instead found solace and beauty in nature and art.