A new artwork where I discovered……….. Title : Vincent’s Unknown Wife
Mixed medium on A2 paper.
As an artist I have always been very close to Vincent, his art and his life. So imagine how shocked I was when this artwork emerged.
So I decided to follow it up. Everybody knowns so much about Vincent’s life but nobody knows about his secret wife.
I certainly do not, his very close brother Theo did not……….no mention anywhere. He did have a close relationship with a prostitute but I think I may have the answer.
Vincent fell deeply in love with his first cousin Kee Vos at one time in his short life. But for someone to even think about marriage to their own cousin in 19th century Holland was unthinkable so they pretended she rejected him and they married secretly without anybody knowing.
Also I found this article by Bonnie Butterfield about Vincent’s life which is most helpful
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