van Gogh's Letters - Unabridged
Vincent van Gogh remained in London... he visited the many art galleries and museums and became a great admirer of British writers such as Charles Dickens
Unlike Dickens, Van Gogh never achieved fame or wealth in his lifetime. He had no reason to think that he was accomplished, but his mania-induced grandiosity convinced him that he was godlike. He was overconfident in his art (a type which was looked down upon in that time period), and he would pursue it vigorously. Instead of taking time off from his art to earn money, he would simply not eat. Impulsivity was another manic trait that he suffered. Van Gogh smoked a pipe because Dickens advised it as a cure for melancholy.Each night, when the hours of painting and drawing were over, Vincent van Gogh put pen to paper and poured out his heart through letters - no thought was too small, no element of his craft too insignificant, no happening too trivial but it was scrupulously recorded and shared. The letters of Vincent are adited in such a way as to retain every line of beauty, significance and importance. "Vincent was as great a writer and philosopher,as he was a painter."
Poppies, my favorite flowers painted by my favorite painter....