worldpaintings: 1888 Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-90) ~ Sunflowers [Detail], Neue Pinakothek, Munich.
It’s known that Vincent van Gogh signed only the paintings he was particularly satisfied with. He always signed them simply as “Vincent”. In a letter to his brother Theo, dated March 1888, he said: 
“ … in the future my name ought to be put in the catalogue as I sign it on the canvas, namely Vincent and not Van Gogh, for the simple reason that they do not know how to pronounce the latter name here.”
By ‘here’ van Gogh meant Arles, in the south of France, where he was staying during that period.

worldpaintings: 1888 Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-90) ~ Sunflowers [Detail], Neue Pinakothek, Munich.

It’s known that Vincent van Gogh signed only the paintings he was particularly satisfied with. He always signed them simply as “Vincent”. In a letter to his brother Theo, dated March 1888, he said: 

“ … in the future my name ought to be put in the catalogue as I sign it on the canvas, namely Vincent and not Van Gogh, for the simple reason that they do not know how to pronounce the latter name here.”

By ‘here’ van Gogh meant Arles, in the south of France, where he was staying during that period.

(via welovepaintings)