Van Gogh | Portraits of the Artist
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 14 June 1990
DURATION | 10 minutes 17 seconds
100 years after his death, Diane-Louise Jordan tells the story of Vincent van Gogh, from his early work as a preacher to his final years in Arles, poor and battling depression.
Unsatisfied with his first portrait of Joseph Roulin the postman (which features in this programme), Van Gogh created a second, focusing more on the subject's head and shoulders. He painted portraits of the whole Roulin family - Joseph's wife Augustine, their two sons and their daughter Marcelle, who was just four months old at the time.
The life and work of Vincent van Gogh in pictures.
A programme for schools on the life and art of Van Gogh.
How did a lost art treasure end up in a junk shop?
Paul Harris looks at Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'.
David Hockney discusses a painting by Van Gogh.
How is Van Gogh's depression revealed in his self-portraits?
Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' breaks records at Christie's.
Why are Van Gogh's paintings fetching such high prices at auction?
Why are Van Gogh's works thought to be so good?
Matthew Parris examines the last letter from Van Gogh to his brother.
Graham Reid discusses a painting of his grandfather by Van Gogh.
Frank Delaney investigates Van Gogh as a self-mutilator.
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.
A lost painting by Van Gogh surfaces in Athens.
Who cut off Van Gogh's ear?
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