"Aren’t the wise ones, those who never do anything foolish, even more foolish in my eyes than I am in theirs?”
Vincent Van Gogh – Expressionist
personal life• works&style • psychological problems • Vincent and other artists
The first time Vincent was in hospital was after he had cut off his ear. When he was in the hospital,sometimes he was very calm, so the doctors decided to send him home. In March 1888 inhabitants in Arles signes a petition for sending Vincent back to the hospital. He told his brother Theo he wanted to be hospitalized in an asylum and he decided to do that. He was hospitalized in Saint – Remy – de - Provence. They diagnosed him epilepsy and he tried to commit suicide several times. After a crisis, he decided to leave the asylum in May,1890. In July he shot himself in the chest and he admitted he wanted to commit suicide. After his death almost 150 psychiatrists tried to understand what affected Vincent and they diagnosed him more than 30 different disease. Among the others, there were schizophrenia, epilepsy, bipolarity and pox. His disease probably got worse also because of poor nutrition, too much work and alcohol.