Vincent van Gogh, through the eyes of his mother

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Paintings of dutch painter Vincent van Gogh are hung in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam The Netherlands June 21th 2011.  The museum discovered a painting of Theo van Gogh, the brother of Vincent van Gogh. After new research the museum thinks that a selfportrait of Van Gogh from 1887 (L) is a portrait of his brother. The new exhibition Van Gogh in Antwerpen and Paris in the Van Gogh museum opens for the public on June 22. AFP PHOTO / ANP / ILVY NJIOKIKTJIEN ***netherlands out - belgium out*** (Photo credit should read Ilvy Njiokiktjien/AFP/Getty Images)
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What do we actually know about the life of Vincent van Gogh and that of his mother? There are quite a lot of people who know that Vincent has made beautiful paintings, cut a piece of his ear after a quarrel with colleague Gaugain, and had a hard life.

But what did Vincent bring to Amsterdam? What did his love-life look like? Much attention has been paid to the relationship with his brother Theo, but how was his relationship with the rest of his family? The ‘mother’ of Vincent will tell you things only a mother could know during a private boat- and walking tour through the city of Amsterdam

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