Plot & Details
This program is part of a series that profiles the lives and works of some of the world's greatest artists. This episode, narrated by Christopher Reeves, examines the tumultuous life of Vincent Van Gogh. His private demons deepened his character and sensitivity, which were reflected in his extraordinary paintings. Letters between Vincent Van Gogh and his brother, Theo, tell the story of this often tortured soul, who gave the world some of its best-loved paintings. The documentary goes on-site to Provence, where Van Gogh was institutionalized, to observe the vantage points from which he painted some of his best-known works.