portrait of dr gachet

The signs as Vincent van Gogh paintings

Aries: Café Terrace at night

Taurus: Almond blossoms

Gemini: Self portrait with bandaged ear

Cancer: The starry sky

Leo: Wheatfield with cypresses

Virgo: Portrait of Dr. Gachet

Libra: The potato eaters

Scorpio: Starry night over the Rhone

Sagittarius: Bedroom in Arles

Capricorn: Sunflowers

Aquarius: Vincent van Gogh self portrait

Pisces: Irises

Appreciate The Art

Pairing: Kim Taehyung x Reader

Genre: Fluff

Word Count: 2.3k

Summary: You and Taehyung are on a museum date because you’re both art geeks but for some reason, the Mona Lisa doesn’t seem to take his breath away

Note: I’m an art freak and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t imagining myself on a museum date with Taehyung ever since those Van Gogh photos came out. 

Originally posted by toughchim

“Look! It’s the ‘Portrait of Patience Escalier 1888’! Oh the colour is so much more vibrant than the pictures!”

“They’re duller due to old age, actually.”

“Holy shit! It’s his ‘Portrait as an Artist 1888’! And the ‘Peasant Woman Portrait of Gordina de Gredoot 1885’! And the ‘Portrait of Adeline Ravoux 1890’!”

“Honestly, Jagi. You’ve been here a thousand times, do the paintings really still amaze you that much?” Taehyung asked, watching you fret over the various Van Gogh paintings positioned on the pristine walls of the museum.

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Portraits of Dr. Gachet (second version, first version)

Vincent van Gogh, 1890

Gachet treated Vincent for mania and/or epilepsy, with digitalis; in the 19th century, digitalis, extracted from the purple foxglove plant, was one of the main treatments for these disorders. It was used as a sedative, an anticonvulsant, and an anti-manic agent.

Interestingly, on the only two occasions that Van Gogh painted Doctor Gachet he included a foxglove plant.