Van Gogh | Portraits of the Artist
After his death, Van Gogh came to symbolise the notion of a tortured artist. He was misunderstood and underrated in his lifetime, but his paintings now sell for record-breaking amounts.
This collection brings together programmes from the BBC's archives to explore this troubled man. Critics provide in-depth analysis of his work, often using Van Gogh's letters for information, while broadcasts for schools and news items reveal some of the reasons why Van Gogh remains so fascinating to art lovers.
A programme for schools on the life and art of Van Gogh.
Paul Harris looks at Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'.
David Hockney discusses a painting by Van Gogh.
Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' breaks records at Christie's.
Why are Van Gogh's paintings fetching such high prices at auction?
Matthew Parris examines the last letter from Van Gogh to his brother.
Graham Reid discusses a painting of his grandfather by Van Gogh.
Rolf Harris paints a self-portrait in the style of Vincent van Gogh.
How a painting of 'The Tiger Man' links Van Gogh with Scotland.
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