“Hugo Van der Goes” - painting by Belgian artist Emile Wauters created by him in 1872, full name of which reads "Madness of Hugo van der Goes". Hugo van der Goes himself (1440-1482) was a Flemish painter of the 15th century, one of the most influential painters of the time. The most famous survivied work is the "Portinari Triptych", an altarpiece made on commission for a small church in Florence. This is the only work van der Goes's authorship of which is officially documented (by Giorgio Vasari) - all the other works are attributed in comparison to the "Triptych". In 1475 after journey to Cologne van der Goes fell into suicidal mood believing that he was damned. Returning home, however, van der Goes recovered from his dementia. Among his famous works are: "Fall of Man", "Adoration of the Kings", "Death of the Virgin", etc.