Posted on 04/21/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s not uncommon to find that an artist in one medium dabbles in another, or at the very least draws inspiration from it.

That’s the case for Vincent van Gogh, and that theme is explored in a new exhibit at Tate Britain.

Van Gogh spent three years in London as a young man, during which time he fell in love with many literary greats.

According to the Guardian, he raved about The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, and this two favorite authors were Charles Dickens and George Eliot.

If you can’t visit the Tate exhibit, you can certainly learn more about British literature’s influence on van Gogh’s art in the Guardian.

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