Van Gogh could find comfort and joy by observing the world around him and painting it – through that he could forget about his sorrows and enjoy his time.
In this next image I translated one of Vincent’s writings to his brother concerning suffering.
What is that ‘wheat field’ for you? What changes your perspective when you get overwhelmed by the cares of this world?
Quote: From Vincent van Gogh’s letter to his brother Theo on July 2nd, 1889
Painting: Wheat Field with Crows by Vincent van Gogh