Vincent van Gogh
In Vincent and the Doctor we meet one of history's most famous artists, Vincent Van Gogh.
|Fact title||Fact data|
|Also known as:||Vincent Willem van Gogh|
|Random ‘Yes!’ Moment:||His visit to the Musée d’Orsay in the 21st Century.|
|Fact!||In 1876 Van Gogh worked as a supply teacher in Ramsgate.|
|First Appearance:||Vincent and the Doctor|
|Most Recent Appearance:||The Pandorica Opens|
He's a passionate man but not a straight-forward one. Perceptive, honest but painfully lonely, he makes no secret of his admiration for Amy!
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.Vincent van Gogh
He was born in Holland in 1853 and studied art in Belgium. Vincent did not begin painting until his late twenties but in his remaining years his work rate was immense, creating an amazing number of powerful and unique paintings. Many of them are recognised as the world's most popular pieces of art, from vivid sunflowers to powerful self-portraits.