Vincent gets fired and moves to Brussel to start drawing. He
get's a montly grand from his brother Theo.
Vincent is now 27 yrs old and a failure in the eyes of his family
due to his inability to hold down a job. He is under pressure to
start earning a living. At the same time he is wrestling with
trying to understand his spirituality. He decides that a means to
kill two birds with one stone is art- he sustain himself from his
work and at the same time express himself to people through his
art. He writes: "To try to understand the real significance of what
the great artists, the serious masters, tell us in their
masterpieces, that leads to God; one man wrote or told it in a
book; another, in a picture."
From this time he approached life an his art with renewed
enthusiasm, in spite of suffering often from acute poverty. His
brother Theo, an artist who was living in Paris, agreed to
encourage and finance his decision to become a painter. Vincent
moved to Brussels studying independently and sometimes in the
company of Dutch artist Anthon Van Rappard.