when van gogh was out painting in a field some kids shot him by mistake while they were playing with their dad’s shotgun but he told everyone he shot himself so they wouldn’t get in trouble and then he DIED and for a long time everyone thought it was suicide but it wasn’t a suicide he was just trying to help the kids that’s the saddest thing in the world im gonna throw up
no really i might throw up
look at the sky, it’s not dark and black without character, but the black is in fact deep blue. and over there! lighter blue. and blowing through the blueness and the blackness the wind swirling through the air and then shining, burning, bursting through the stars.
July 27th 1890: Vincent van Gogh shoots himself
On this day in 1890 artist Vincent van Gogh, aged 37, shot himself in the chest with a revolver in Auvers-sur-Oise in northern France. The shot did not cause serious damage to his internal organs, but van Gogh died two days later from infection in the wound. Throughout his life van Gogh suffered from anxiety and poor mental health. At his funeral his body was surrounded by his paintings and sunflowers. He died a little-known artist, but since his death his work has been fully appreciated and he is now regarded as one of the great artists.
“The sadness will last forever”
- van Gogh’s last words
i was simply saying that i, personally, have never heard vincent van gogh’s last name pronounced anything other than “van go,” nor have i ever pronounced it anything other than “van go.”
i did not intend to spark a debate, or uprising, as i was not implying that the way i’ve heard it pronounced/the way i’ve always pronounced it, is “right.” i realize now non-americans say it differently. so just calm yourselves.