I Love films, books, television, thrifting and all things vintage. Born and raised in California. I talk to my pets more than people.i'm a broke college student, so if you'd like Check out my shop spealizing in vintage
Visit my store on Storenvy


July 27, 1890: Vincent van Gogh shoots himself.

He died two days later, at age thirty-seven. In late 1888, van Gogh, desperate and growing increasingly unstable, had confronted his friend Paul Gauguin with a knife, before using it to cut off part of his own ear. He was taken to a hospital, where he remained in a delirious state (the locals called him “the redheaded madman”) before committing himself to an asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-ProvenceHere, the artist painted one of his most beloved works - The Starry Night. And ironically, it was while van Gogh was in an asylum that interest in his work actually began to build, drawing attention from men like Monet and Pissaro. He left  Saint-Rémy in May 1890 to stay in Auvers-sur-Oise, where he spent the last days of his life.

On July 27, 1890, van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a revolver, though the initial impact did not kill him; in fact, he walked all the way back to the house where he had been staying before an infection began to take effect. His brother Theo, one of the few people with whom van Gogh remained in close correspondence with all his life, visited him before his death. His last words were, according to Theo:

The sadness will last forever.

In his entire lifetime, Vincent van Gogh sold only one painting (Red Vineyard at Arles). 

(via margotdarling)

  1. sicherthanmost reblogged this from glyc3rine
  2. acryliclimbs reblogged this from atticbat
  3. sarahndipity1 reblogged this from callmeenigma
  4. the-sailboat-and-the-walrus reblogged this from happyspinachetc
  5. happyspinachetc reblogged this from tremoloteen
  6. mushi83 reblogged this from checavolo
  7. what-the-kenfuckey reblogged this from checavolo
  8. tremoloteen reblogged this from anetherealaffliction
  9. thoughtlessrhymes reblogged this from valium-rose
  10. lost-in-never-neverland reblogged this from importantencounters
  11. fallingforthefictionalthings reblogged this from trumpetswillsound
  12. checavolo reblogged this from wea11floatonalright
  13. importantencounters reblogged this from for-the-love-of-air
  14. wea11floatonalright reblogged this from abra-cadavers
  15. k-the-creator reblogged this from cokestream
  16. laurasjewelryart reblogged this from wednesdayinthemiddleoftheweek
  17. ripqueen reblogged this from atticbat
  18. estefanydgi reblogged this from bringmetheariz0na
  19. bringmetheariz0na reblogged this from cinnamontographyy
  20. jolielaidex reblogged this from cinnamontographyy
  21. chrysanthemumrum reblogged this from washingtonstate-ofmind
  22. risingmind reblogged this from fvckyoulvcy
  23. cinnamontographyy reblogged this from expiredfeelings
  24. clakutsu reblogged this from expiredfeelings
  25. thisisshangrila reblogged this from thatsniceamber
  26. wednesdayinthemiddleoftheweek reblogged this from aphrodites-descent
  27. junkiezombie reblogged this from butjesuswhatamess
  28. thatsniceamber reblogged this from butjesuswhatamess