Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (5 February 1883) ... for
instance, “The Pew.”
Boy, I still feel poorly, and I've had a rather plain
warning that I must be careful - my eyes felt so tired
sometimes, but I wouldn't pay any attention to it. Now, last
night, especially, there was a rather strong secretion...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Anthon van Rappard (c. 7 February 1883) ... which I find I can't overcome. The same
thing happened to my eyes, so that even simply looking at
things bothered me. But I have walked a good deal in the
country these last days, and my eyes are normal again.
I think I have at least 150...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (8 February 1883) ... the tide
and leave the sea unchanged.
Since I wrote to you last, I have given my eyes some rest
and it has done me good, though they still ache now and
Do you know what has come into my mind, that in the first
period of a painter's life...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (11 February 1883) ... doesn't prevent occasional hard times.
I am glad that my eyes are no worse, rather a little better,
but it is not quite over yet and I must be careful. I can tell
you, it was quite upsetting. How I should love to talk with you
- for I am not discouraged...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (12 February 1883) ...
[Written at the top of the letter] Until today every night
or morning when I woke up, my eyelids were stuck together
because of the discharge, but last night for the first time
both eyes were all right. Otherwise nothing was apparent except
for the whites being...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (16 October 1888) ... shaping up. For today I
am all right again. My eyes are still tired but then I had
a new idea in my head and here is the sketch of it. Another size 30
canvas. This time it's just simply my bedroom ,
only here colour is to do everything, and giving by its
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (17 October 1888) ... nothing, only flat colours in harmony.
I do not know what I shall undertake next, for my eyes are
still tired even yet.
And in just such moments after hard work - and all the more
the harder it is - I feel my own noodle empty too, you
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Paul Gauguin (17 October 1888) ... was like Japan yet! Childish, wasn't it?
Listen, the other day I wrote you that my eyesight was
strangely tired. All right, I rested for two and a half days,
and then set to work again, but without daring to go out into
the open air yet. I have done, still...