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