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VINCENT The Linnet´s Wings CLASSIC ARTISTS 10 FACTS • Vincent was named after his grandfather and his stillborn brother who died one year before Van Gogh was born. • Van Gogh was 27 years old when he painted his first camvas. • Vincent painted flowers, landscapes and himself, because he was too poor to pay models. • Van Gogh suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy, a chronic neurological condition char- acterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. • Vincent painted “The Starry Night” while staying in an asylum in Saint-Remy-de- Provence, France. • In a period of ten years, Van Gogh made approximately 900 paintings. • His brother Theo, at his side when he died, said that Vincent’s last words were “La trist- esse durera toujours,” which means “the sadness will last forever.” • Vincent Van Gogh visually depicted turbulence, an incredibly complex (and still un- solved) mathematical principle in several paintings during a particularly chaotic time in his life. • Vincent only sold one painting during his lifetime. 30