Vincent Van Gogh - Mal de Vivre of a Genious - Part 1
|Baby Vincent Van Gogh|
|Vincent Van Gogh as a Child|
|Vincent Van Gogh in 1873|
In June 1873, van Gogh was relocated to the Groupil Gallery in London, where he developed a great passion for British culture, enjoying art galleries and the writings of Charles Dickens and George Eliot. Seemingly, things were falling in place and he even thought to have found the love of his life, until she rejected his marriage proposal, casting van Gogh in a heavy breakdown. Impulsively, he tore up all his books, except for the Bible, and decided to devote his life to God. At work, he changed his attitude, becoming always angrier, spurring customers not to buy “that worthless art", thus eventually he was dismissed and fired.
|Theo Van Gogh|
Van Gogh had the habit of falling in love with women in distress, selflessly thinking he could bring help to their lives- although he was never corresponded. After this umpteenth reject, he moved to The Hague, where he met Clasina Maria Hoornik, an alcoholic prostitute, whom he fell in love with. The woman thought of having found a patron, so she accepted his advances: she became his companion, mistress and model, but when she realized Vincent’s money wasn’t enough for her, Hoornik went back to prostitution, casting van Gogh in an utterly awful state of depression.
|Clasina Maria Hoornik From one of Vincent's Sketches|
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