Talking Point

Van Gogh: Challenging the Myth of the 'Tortured Genius'

Understand Van Gogh's mental health through a new perspective

In this film, we explore how it is no longer useful to think of Vincent van Gogh's talent as a result of his poor mental health.

Work distracts me infinitely better than anything else, and if I could once really throw myself into it with all my energy that might possibly be the best remedy.

Vincent van Gogh

This video contains language used by Van Gogh to describe his mental health. The way we speak about mental health has progressed since then and is always developing the more we understand.

This video was produced in collaboration with Mind, a charity that supports those with mental health problems.

If you are affected by the content of this video please visit Mind's resources page for more information and support.

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