To Theo van Gogh. Arles, Monday, 9 or Tuesday, 10 July 1888.
My dear Theo,
Is life visible to us in its entirety, or before we die do we know of only one hemisphere?
Painters — to speak only of them — being dead and buried, speak to a following generation or to several following generations through their works. Is that all, or is there more, even? In the life of…