There is oddly several stories about van Gogh in the news the last week. I would like to summarize my feelings about van Gogh here:
- He was not insane.
- He was not a madman.
- He probably had epilepsy.
- He drank absinthe, which exaggerated his negative traits, as does all alcohol for most alcoholics.
I think the rest is speculation.
But here are some great articles from people who probably know what they’re talking about: