A myriad of artists, actors, comedians and others who have been blessed with a deep creativity will often find pain, sorrow or ill health lurking behind public face to accompany their genius. Robin Williams is a perfect example. The various styles of creativity can become an escape, a form of communication and/or a way to channel and focus pain or emotion.
Vincent Van Gogh falls into this category. From the information of his medical records, it appears he suffered a great deal throughout his life. This wasn’t just due to a number of health issues, but to a plethora of lifestyle preferences which affected the conditions he had. Seizures plagued him but despite his diagnosis of epilepsy, he became one of the greatest painters in the world.