Editor:  De Redactie • Publication:  01 January 2018



On the Verge of Insanity

What illness did Vincent van Gogh suffer from? In what way did his illness have an effect on his work? The exhibition ‘On the Verge of Insanity. Van Gogh and his Illness’ sheds new light on this subject. Van Gogh’s mental instability is fuel for the imagination. For the first time, an exhibition is being dedicated to this subject in the Van Gogh Museum. The exhibition sheds new light on Van Gogh’s illness and how it affected his work, based on paintings, drawings, letters and rarely shown documents. The many diagnoses of his illness are also addressed.

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Van Gogh Museum
Museumplein 6, Amsterdam
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