Vincent van Gogh
Portrait of Joseph Roulin
This Dutch painter is legendary in the history of art for his as the prototype misunderstood, tormented artist, who only sold one work in his lifetime, but whose painting titled “Irises” achieved a record auction sale of £49 million.
We know so much about this artist through his extensive diary-like correspondence that he maintained with his brother Theo.
This artist entered an asylum in 1889, not too long after his separation from Gauguin, a good friend and fellow painter who lived with him in the “Little Yellow House” in Arles, France.