In the Footsteps of Vincent van Gogh


Journey along with art historian and photographer
Michael Saint James as he shares his discoveries
and insight into the personal life of this most
fascinating post-impressionist artist.

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Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)

Don McLean's 1971 musical tribute to Vincent van Gogh comes alive in this tribute video with over 100 of Vincent's drawings and paintings.

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Journey along with author and photographer Michael Saint James on a lively armchair adventure to the cities and countryside that was the home and canvas to Vincent van Gogh.

Van Gogh died believing he was a failure. His friends and the art world agreed. But today he is one of the most famous artists around the world. Why does his life-story and aesthetic vision endure?

How did the women Vincent loved change his life and his art? Was his suicide a cover-up? What caused Vincent craziness? Saint James has walked the streets and countryside of Vincent's life searching for clues.

Through photographs and stories Michael will share his personal discoveries as he takes you from Van Gogh’s birthplace in southern Holland, through Amsterdam to Nuenen where Vincent painted his first masterpiece, and on to Paris, city of the Impressionists, then historic Arles in Provence, and finally picturesque Auvers-sur-Oise where Vincent died and is buried.

Come travel along the landscape that shaped Vincent's world and find a new understanding of his personal struggles. Compare the traditional story of Van Gogh, the documented facts and the mythology of this most fascinating artist. Walk in his footsteps and learn how Vincent van Gogh created the masterpieces that still impact the world today.


Michael Saint James has over thirty years experience as a photographer, educator and world traveler. He has photographed penguins in Antarctica, taught English language in Japan, and rode his bicycle across the United States. He is an art teacher and speaker on Impressionist art and the history of Paris. Michael spent a year living as a Parisian to create his new book, Bridges of Paris, which was published in May to outstanding reviews.

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