Last June, the Vincent van Gogh Foundation, supported by the Turing Foundation, acquired a remarkable letter written by Van Gogh together with his friend Paul Gauguin. But there’s more. Through various publications and a major exhibition this autumn, the museum will be making Vincent’s words accessible to a broad audience.
The Van Gogh Museum is home to the majority of Vincent van Gogh’s 820 letters, most of which he wrote to his brother Theo. The letters are a significant means of gaining a better understanding of the man behind the art.
In a personal and direct style, Van Gogh wrote not only about his paintings – and those of other artists – and his artistic ambitions, but also about his vision of life and death, his struggle with loneliness and his need for love and friendship. These are subjects with which we can all identify.