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In the context of post-Impressionism, Vincent Van Gogh provides a tender counterpoint  to the duo of the solitary, difficult Cezanne and the hostile, cynical Gauguin. His  legendary–and considerable–medical problems should not overshadow the incredible  spirituality and intense humanitarianism documented in his hundreds of articulate,  intelligent, sensitive letters to his art dealer brother Theo. It is easy, but ultimately  misguided, to view and interpret van Gogh's painting in light of his psychological  condition–the strong evidence of his letters indicates that he worked during lucid periods  as well. He was able to discuss his work on a high intellectual and rational analytical  level with his brother and his friends. More accurate than the notion that his art was produced by his psychological crises is  the understanding of his art as the catalyst for his psychological collapse. Vincent 
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