Lecture: 'Vincent van Gogh', by Eveline Eaton
The painter, draughtsman and writer Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was not only a fanatical artist - most of his oeuvre was produced over a ten-year period - but, above all, a misunderstood genius. During his lifetime, he only ever sold one picture. Now his work sells for millions and has universal appeal. By means of strong colour and bold brushstrokes, van Gogh expressed his own turbulent emotions and, at the same time, reflected the turmoil of his era.