On May 1, 1857 Vincent van Gogh’s younger brother Theo was born. Theo was Vincent’s closest confident, best friend and biggest supporter. Although they didn’t live together much during their adult years and didn’t get to see each other very often, they stayed in touch through the hundreds of letters that Vincent wrote.
If you could ask Vincent van Gogh one question, what would it be? Author Simon Parke takes this approach in his recent book Conversations with Vincent Van Gogh as he interviews Van Gogh asking questions about his family, his life and his work. We recently had the pleasure of reading this book as well as listening to the audio book Conversations with Vincent Van Gogh. Unlike other Van Gogh biographies, this book is unique in that Van Gogh’s responses in the conversation are taken directly from passages in the letters he wrote to his brother Theo and others throughout his life. And although Van Gogh died 120 years ago, the …..