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12 Apr 2011

New opera strives to illuminate the enigma known as Van Gogh,0,3673390.column

By John von Rhein [Chicago Tribune, 12 April 2011]
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Vincent Van Gogh was an opera waiting to happen.
A religious visionary who suffered from epilepsy, syphilis, alcoholism and mental illness for much of his short life (he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 37), the Dutch artist desperately sought acceptance but achieved recognition only posthumously.

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