Gilgamesh Meets Vincent Van Gogh - Portrait of Dr. Gachet (1890)


This painting is entitled Portrait of Dr. Gachet, this work was created in 1890. At this time Van Gogh was mentally disturbed, he cut off his left ear and suffered serious injuries. His brother Theodore van Gogh sent Vincent van Gogh to undergo psychiatric treatment at a mental hospital in the city of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France. In May 1890, Van Gogh left Saint-Rémy and moved to Auvers-sur-Oise to be closer to Dr.Paul Gachet and Theo. Dr Gachet is also an amateur painter and has treated several other artists – the doctor himself was recommended by Camille Pissarro, a painter too. After being treated by dr., Gachet, Van Gogh did not feel his illness was cured, instead he felt that dr. Gachet is sicker than him or just as sick. Later, they began to get to know each other and Van Gogh began to open up to dr. Gaches. Van Gogh wrote the painting of dr. This gachet and painting became one of Van Gogh's finest paintings.

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