Experts reveal new information about Van Gogh's death
The period leading up to the apparent self-inflicted gunshot death of iconic artist Vincent van Gogh has been debated since the tragedy occurred in 1890.
So a group of experts including doctors and art historians recently convened for two days in Amsterdam to identify the issues the painter was likely struggling with before he died.
Even after combing through his records including letters, the BBC reports that the team could not determine a single cause for his mental deterioration but instead attributed it to "a form of repeated psychosis."
In a comment to The Telegraph, one of the participants, Arko Oderwald, explained that a documented collapse the artist had on December 23, 1888, could have resulted from a number of issues in his life like stress, alcohol, or sleep deprivation.
However, Oderwald admits that "one single thing cannot explain the entire picture of what happened to van Gogh."
Despite the lack of conclusiveness, another participant has said a positive outcome of the meeting is that the issue is being openly discussed for the first time.