Generally overshadowed by the fame and familiarity of his paintings,
more than 1,100 drawings remain comparatively unknown, although they are among his most ingenious and striking creations. Van Gogh engaged drawing and painting in a rich dialogue, which enabled him to fully realize the creative potential of both means of expression.
“Largely self-taught, Van Gogh believed that drawing was “the root of everything.””
— Lees op www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/gogh_d/hd_gogh_d.htm