Monday, February 24, 2020

Inspiration for nurses with disabilities from Vincent Van Gogh and Doctor Who

Vincent van Gogh - Self Portrait, 1887 at Art Institute of Chicago
Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter. He created about 2,100 artworks but only sold one painting during his lifetime. His work is characterized by bold color, and expressive brushwork. He struggled with mental illness for years, including aggressive actions toward others, and self injurious acts of cutting off part of his ear and commiting suicide at the age of 37.

In the following video clip from the BBC, the Doctor and Amy Pond give the viewer a remarkable glimpse at what it would be like for Van Gogh to see the later success of his work, through a 21 century visit to the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.

The inspirational message for nurses with disabilities includes,"Take all your chances while you can" and "turn your passion and pain into beauty".