Vincent van Gogh, a famous artist from a small village in Belgium, created his masterpieces in the direction of post-impressionism. The desire to paint not the outer shell, but the inner world with the order of decorative stylization. We can say that the creator of the paintings Van Gogh did not immediately, because he believed the theory is too far from ideal. The painting “Portrait of Dr. Gachet” was created in 1890 shortly before the death of the painter.
The history of this picture includes the reality of the artist’s life. Paul – Ferdinand Gachet was the personal physician of Van Gogh and cared for him until his last breath. At first, Vincent had a negative attitude towards the doctor, which he wrote to his brother in letters of. Later, a common craving for painting rallied Gachet and the artist. The doctor was very fond of art and preferred to accept the masterpieces of great painters for his work.
Dr. Gachet is depicted as sad and painful as Van Gogh himself. The painter transmits his inner world through the portrait of a doctor. It is also strange that the artist does not pursue glory, showing the whole humanity of the soul. Fame is not the main task in his life. The painting “Portrait of Dr. Gachet” is a unique display of gratitude from Van Gogh.
The facts showed that the painting was a great success among art lovers and many wanted to purchase this masterpiece in their collection. Interestingly, one of the collectors bought “The Portrait of Dr. Gachet” for a huge amount of money and wished to cremate it along with the painting. The public complained, asked not to allow such desires of a millionaire, so they still managed to save the picture from inevitable death.
After all, the picture passed into the ownership of the investment fund, which resold it to an unknown lover of painting. Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpiece showed people the whole truth about friendship and loyalty to man.