A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. ~Oscar Wilde

“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” – Vincent Van Gogh

If one’s last (thought of) contribution to Art, Humanity and Posterity is thus:

Does it matter if one has “lost” his mind?

If he can write such words about the above painting, has he lost his mind?

“They are vast stretches of wheat under troubled skies, and I did not have to go out of my way very much in order to try to express sadness and extreme loneliness…. I’m fairly sure that these canvases will tell you what I cannot say in words, that is, how healthy and invigorating I find the countryside.


PS: I am interested in your thoughts: Do you believe Van Gogh had lost his mind?


Comments on: "Mind over Heart and Soul" (8)

  1. I love it, if he has!
    I really, really dig his paintings!

  2. He thought he had lost his mind – but maybe he had merely ‘found’ it 😀

  3. Van Gogh was just unique!Thanks for dropping by!

  4. I was thinking the same as dianegray. He definitely sounds like one of the sane ones to me. 🙂

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