Sunday, November 23, 2014
For some reason, Vincent's relationship with Paul Gauguin is also included in great detail. I wasn't entirely sure why, as Fell notes that the two bohemian artists did not have a homosexual relationship (although they shared at least one whore between them.) I also did not care about reading so much about the creepy Gauguin when I wanted to read about Vincent.
This book also pushes the theory that Dr. Paul Gachet (Vincent's last doctor) helped kill Vincent. I'm not entirely sold on that theory, but it sure is interesting to read about.
The hardback edition I borrowed from the library had many reproductions of Vincent's works and photos of Vincent's family. Again, Gauguin intrudes into the limited space the publishers made available for illustrations. (Big sigh.) Still, I highly recommend the book.