Vincent van Gogh: letters, art, and context > Vincent van Gogh’s personal life

Van Gogh was a passionate individual. While working, he often lost track of the world around him and sometimes neglected to take proper care of himself. In late 1888, he went through the first in a series of psychological crises. For some time, he had himself admitted to a psychiatric hospital in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where despite his illness he experienced highly prolific periods. In 1890, however, while staying in Auvers-sur-Oise, a rural village near Paris, Van Gogh took his own life.

Sketch 'Self-portrait', Vincent van Gogh

Personal beliefs
Religion | Nature

Lifestyle and health
Diet | Visits to brothels | Illness | Health | Finances

Mental state
Attacks | Fears | Hallucinations and nightmares | In hospital | Suicide

Moods
Depression | Love

Death
Van Gogh’s death | Van Gogh’s funeral | Letters of condolence

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