6. Van Gogh: The Red Vineyard at Arles #Write52

6. Van Gogh: The Red Vineyard at Arles #Write52

Vincent Van Gogh’s art has often been viewed through the prism of his turbulent personal life. He experienced recurrent bouts of mental illness and may have been suffering from bipolar disorder. He committed suicide at the age of 37. But this interpretation demeans him as an individual by reducing him to his illness. It also misrepresents the power of his work. Van Gogh was an outstanding painter, who changed the direction of modern art.  

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