Van Gogh’s impressive body of work of over 2100 pieces of art from landscapes to portraits was both a symptom of his struggles with mental illness and his way of coping with depression and psychotic episodes. He spent his life in poverty, his art remaining unrecognized and unsuccessful during his lifetime, and it was only his suicide that brought him into the spotlight of fame, Van Gogh becoming the embodiment of misunderstood genius artist, living on the thin line between insanity and prodigy.