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In this documentary every word spoken by the actors is sourced from the letters that Van Gogh sent to his younger brother Theo, and of those around him. What emerges is a complex portrait of a sophisticated, civilized, tormented and yet loving man; someone who can express his deepest and darkest feeling with beauty. 

I always say that a good painting does not need to be explained with words, but Vincent’s letters are as much as his art as his paintings; with his own words Vincent describes his unique perspective of life, his poetic heart, with words he painted his soul.

If you haven’t fallen in love with Vincent yet, I’m sure after watching this you probably will: Vincent Van Gogh: Painted with Words

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