A van Gogh painting of wheat fields under a dark sky.

365 Days of Art: July 24 – Vincent Sends His Last Letter

Wheatfields, Vincent van Gogh, 1890

July 24, 1890

Vincent van Gogh sends his last letter to Theo, which reads in part:

As far as I’m concerned, I am giving my canvases my undivided attention. I am trying to do as well as certain painters whom I have greatly loved and admired.

He mentions some specific paintings, as well as some paints he’d like Theo to buy for him; there is no indication that he’s contemplating suicide.

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