"I dream of painting and then I paint my dream." - Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh is one of the world's most famous artists. The basics most people know about him is that he painted sunflowers, starry nights, and cut off his own ear. All three of these things are technically true, as is the fact that Van Gogh struggled with mental illness throughout his life. The events and causes leading to Van Gogh cutting his ear off are not entirely known, and today Van is viewed as one of the best examples of somebody suffering for their art. This view is not exactly accurate, and often romanticizes mental illness. Van Gogh voluntarily worked with multiple doctors in an effort to overcome and treat his illness. Unfortunately, He took his own life at the age of 37.