I was intrigued by the piece on 60 Minutes, Sunday night, regarding the life & death of Vincent Van Gogh. Did you happen to see it? If not, it may be viewed in its entirety at the above link, as well as interesting out takes from the show. The segment featured Steven Naifeh, who along with Gregory White Smith, has written a new biography of Van Gogh, entitled “Van Gogh: The Life’’.
The book reveals many new insights into the life & death of the artist, & I am extremely anxious to read it. In the mean time, I found the following extra "overtime" segment form the 60 Minutes show, very moving. Morley Safer, reads excerpts from Van Gogh's letters. In his own words, the artist, speaks of his paintings, colors, & inspirations. I thought that you might enjoy it, too.