How I Learned To Love Van Gogh: Peter Schjeldahl

“Like some other art mavens I know, I thrilled to van Gogh when I was young, and then, with the snobbery of the insecure tyro aesthete, I took to disdaining him for his popularity. Art that wasn’t difficult couldn’t be serious. … In fact, there is no end of difficulty in van Gogh – his own, surmounted.”