- Vincent van Gogh suffered through his life from mental illness; he had frequent episodes of depression, anxiety, and also had symptoms of bipolar disorder. Despite the mental agony, a profound optimism carries him and enables him to continue painting.
- To handle his attacks of epilepsy, anxiety, and depression, Van Gogh drank absinthe, a toxic alcoholic drink that was popular with many artists at the time. Thujone is the toxin in absinthe. Unfortunately, the Thujone worked against Van Gogh, bothering his epilepsy and manic depression. High quantities of Thujone can also cause one to see objects in yellow. Various physicians have different opinions on whether or not this is what caused Van Gogh's closeness or sympathy with yellow.
- In 1889 van Gogh who had experienced multiple episodes of poor mental health, Vincent had been Saint-Paul de Mausole mental health hospital where he spent a year. During that time, Vincent produced some of the most famous paintings. He created more than 100 paintings while being at the Asylum, including "The Starry Night," "Irises," and others.
The final two months of Vincents's life was the most energetic and creative period of his life.
He was creating one painting per day. One of the most important factors of his productivity was that he was released from Asylum and moved to a village of Auvers-Sur-Oise in northern France. Vincent's artworks are extraordinary not only for colors and brushwork but also for artistic experimentation, new compositional formats. In his works, such as Wheatfield, the painter demonstrates an instinct to experiment. The broader fields of view, thunderclouds, green fields, and blue sky creates a panoramic effect.
- Vincent van Gogh and his friend Paul Gauguin lived and worked together in the village of south France, they developed the concept of color symbolic and inner emotion,
- notwithstanding how healthy and fortifying Vincent felt in the countryside, his illness became too much.
- In July 1890, Vincent walked into a wheat field and shot himself in the chest with a pistol.
- The wounded painter staggered back to his room at Auberge Ravoux and died after two days.
- Vincent van Gogh was buried at Auvers on July 30, 1890. His legacy included a large body of artworks estimated with over 850 paintings and almost 1,300 paper works.