Vincent van Gogh’s famous drawing (1882) and painting (1890) 'At Eternity's Gate' also called 'Worn Out' depicting a sorrowful figure struggling through life resonated with Vincent during his life.

His money problems and mental problems exhausted him, but also the sun in the South of France could tire him so much that he wasn't able to tell the quality of his paintings anymore.

Today 134 years ago, on 27 June 1888,

Vincent van Gogh wrote to Emile Bernard from Arles:

"The thing is, it’s tiring, the sun down here. I’m also utterly incapable of judging my own work. I can’t see whether the studies are good or bad. I have seven studies of wheatfields, unfortunately all of them nothing but landscapes, much against my will.”

Wheatfield with sheaves
Arles, 1888
Oil on canvas
53 x 64 cm
Honolulu Academy of Arts

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