What do we really know about Vincent van Gogh, arguably the world’s most famous artist?

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Arguably the world’s most famous artist, what do we really know about Vincent van Gogh? We’ve all heard about the sunflowers, the ear-cutting, the madness, the suicide.

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But what is the truth behind the legend? In this BBC art documentary, critic Waldemar Januszczak explores the life of van Gogh, investigating his creativity and providing a fresh, unsentimental portrait of the painter.

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