Vincent van Gogh wrote and preserved many letters during his life, which were made into a collection. Most of the letters were addressed to his brother. His total tally of letters amounts to 819, whereby 600 of this letters were to his brother Theo. Some of van Gogh’s letters were addressed to his sister Wil. One letter went to Kruysse, a friend, while other letters went to Emile and Rappard. After Vincent van Gogh had died in 1891, his wife collected these letters and addressed them to respective addressees. The letters were later organized and published in 1914. Most of the authors describe Vincent van Gogh as a man who protected even the least scrap of paper.
Vincent van Gogh was both an art historian and art therapist as well. His works leads mostly to interdisciplinary articles. This article also presents a mindset and a word view which is primarily Jungian, though it has been informed by the works of Julia Kristeva. His letters also presents the unions of the opposites, the complementarities, and bipolarities, which are consistently pointed out on all the levels, which includes the lifestyles, the words, the images, and the analysis of the formal elements of art. In addition, the works of Vincent van Gogh asserts the diagnoses of bipolar disorder, which are exacerbated by the borderline personality disorder.
The letters of Vincent Van Gogh depicts the literature skills as well as a unique authentic literary skills and style. His style mirrors the Balzac literature, which he had previously read and valued. His literary style also reflects the historian work of icons such as Michelet, Zola, who was a naturalist, Voltaire, as well as Flaubert.