Vincent van Gogh was one of the most prolific artists of the Post impressionism era. Here are a few interesting titbits from the life of the famous painter.
Though van Gogh did not live for long he produced as many as 900 works of art in a span of ten years. He did this without any formal training and while battling mental illness.
It was at the age of 27 that Vincent decided to pursue a career in painting and drawing after unsuccessful stints as a missionary and art dealer.
Tragedy was a part and parcel of his life. Throughout his life he barely managed to make ends meet and it was only posthumously that his works earned the deserved fame. The only painting he sold in his lifetime was 'The Red Vineyard'.
Many know of the infamous incident involving van Gogh and contemporary Paul Gauguin. An argument between the two friends sent Vincent into a frenzy and apparently, he chopped off his ear lobe (contrary to popular belief that he axed his entire ear).
The famous painter who was enthusiastic about painting himself, eternized the wound by painting the Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear.
Here are a few inspirational quotes by the famous painter Vincent van Gogh.