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Van Gogh the Woodsman On Display in Philadelphia

Vincent van Gogh, sheesh, what must it have been like in his head. We speak here of a man who was terrified by things that also reassured him – in this case, nature, although you could reasonably come up with any number of substitutes. Long term, that was really a shame for the guy, although he at least squeezed some immortal art out of it. Imagine being that tortured and having no artistic talent. Yes, it’s possible. This is why you should always tip well. (FULL ARTICLE: Roberta Smith, The New York Times)