"Few are aware of another common theme in Van Gogh’s work: traditional Bible subjects. There’s a good reason for this – museums, galleries and art historians hide them. ... openly religious works by the master are treated like dirt.
Lauding his Savior to Bernard, Van Gogh drew an “artist greater than all artists” whose spoken words become “a creative force, a pure creative power.”
This appears to be unmentionable in most art schools. "
via Da Mihi Animas