Vincent van Gogh was a keen and expressive letter writer. By the time he died, he had left behind a rich literary legacy.
Richard Cork explores the mind of the painter through his Correspondence.
Producer: Kate Bland
Van Gogh: Seeing Red BBC Radio 4 FM, 29 December 2009 11.30
Richard Cork explores the mind of Vincent van Gogh through his correspondence.
A keen and expressive correspondent who regaled acquaintances with his views on love, religion and sex, he put pen to paper with the same creative vigour as he put paintbrush to canvas.
By the time he walked into a field in the town of Auvers-sur-Oise and shot himself in the chest, the 37-year-old van Gogh had left behind a rich literary legacy that would, like his painting, outlive his short and tortured life.