Legend has it that Vincent van Gogh shot himself immediately after he finished the last brushstrokes on Wheat field with Crows.
Scholars, however, disagree.
While his last painting was Wheat field, on the day he died, van Gogh was out standing in the fields, without easel or paints.
It was during one of his apparently lucid periods, yet at some point he pulled out a gun and shot himself in the abdomen.
Surprised to find himself still alive, he staggered back to his room.
When the doctor told him he might live, van Gogh replied, “Then I will have to do it all over again.”
He died two days later.
“Do not cry,” he told his brother. “I did it for the good of everybody.”