This artwork is by Vincent Willem van Gogh, Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential artists in the history of Western art. Van Gogh experienced numerous psychotic episodes delusions & hallucinations. Although he was worried about his mental stability, he often neglected proper nutrition and was a heavy drinker.
Van Gogh,once in rage, severed part of his own left ear using a razor. He spent a lot of time in psychiatric hospitals, including that of Saint-Rémy. Van Gogh, at 37, committed suicide after years of mental illness and poverty by shooting himself in the chest with a revolver.
His work majorly comprise of still lifes, landscapes, portraits and self-portraits. Few prominent characteristics of his work was bold colours and dramatic, impulsive and very .expressive brushwork that heavily contributed to the foundations of modern art
Van Gogh was considered a madman and a failure during his lifetime. He became famous after his suicide, and grew in the public imagination over the coming century as the quintessential misunderstood genius, the artist "where discourses on madness and creativity converge".