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Biography of Vincent Van Gogh - Biography of Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh was born in 1853 in Holland. Van Gogh worked various jobs before becoming a theology student in Amsterdam. But because of both professional and personal failures Van Gogh decided to "comfort the humble" and he went to live and work in a mining community. While working and living in the mining community Van Gogh found himself drawn more and more to art. So in 1880 Vincent moved to Brussels and then to Antwerp to study painting. Van Gogh didn't start his career in art until he was 27....   [tags: Vincent Van Gogh Artists Painters Essays]
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Vincent Van Gogh - Vincent Willem van Gogh Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on March 30th 1853, in Zundert, The Netherlands. Van Gogh spent his teenage year’s working for a firm of art dealers; however, he did not embark upon his art career until 1880. Originally, he worked only with dark and gloomy colors, until he came across the art movements developed in Paris known as, Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism (Meier-Graefe 4). Van Gogh than included their brighter colors and unique style of painting into his very own creations....   [tags: Vincent Willem van Gogh ]
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Analyzing Cafe at Night Painted by Vincent Van Gogh - Analyzing Cafe at Night Painted by Vincent Van Gogh I have chosen to write my paper on painting titled “Café at Night” by Vincent Van Gogh. Since this picture is a very popular one, I might have seen it a couple times before I actually decided to write about it. I feel warmth, streaming out of it, when I take a look at the “Café at Night”. This comfortable feeling made me select this artwork. This picture shows a cobbled street, probably somewhere in the south of Europe, at night. In the very front there is just the street, and in the left corner there is the edge of a building that is painted in dark blue....   [tags: Cafe at Night Vincent Van Gogh Art Essays] 689 words
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Vincent van Gogh's Life and Accomplishments - Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous artists of all time. He was born in 1853, in the town Groot-Zundert, Netherlands. He inherited his artistic abilities from his mother, who was also a very talented artist by the name of Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Van Gogh is well known for having psychological problems. His problems began at a really young age and it is something that he battled with all throughout his life, and it is revealed in his artwork. Although van Gogh is one of the most famous artists of all time, very few people were familiar with his work until after his death....   [tags: van gogh, paintings, artwork]
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The Life of Vincent Van Gogh - ... This feeling could explain many subsequent actions Van Gogh took during his lifetime. In 1888, he moved to south France where he discovered his love for the color yellow (Wolf 5). His house, known as the “little yellow house” became famous many years later in his artwork. During this time Van Gogh spent all of his money on paint and he lived off of coffee, bread, and absinthe. It is believed that he had often “sipped on turpentine and eaten paint” (“Vincent Willem”). His physical health was declining, most certainly due to his lack of diet and the toxins he was ingesting, but his psychological health was also deteriorating....   [tags: dutch painter, left ear] 2663 words
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Biography of Vincent Van Gogh - ... Of the two brothers he had, Van Gogh was more attached to his brother Theo. Vincent Van Gogh was brought up in a religious environment. Sometime between the years 1860-1880 he decided he had wanted to become an artist. Before this, he had other jobs that he did not succeed at which included a clerk at a book store, art salesman, and a preacher in the Borinage, a district in Belgium. During Van Gogh’s stay in Belgium, he was attending school to study what he had always wanted, art. In the year of 1866, Van Gogh had gone to Paris to join his brother Theo....   [tags: paintings, art, religious, strict] 628 words
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Biography of Vincent van Gogh - There are a myriad of names that we as humans associate with true greatness. Whether these names are associated with great battles, great knowledge, scientific advancement or even art, almost every child knows at least a handful. Vincent van Gogh is one of these great names. He is world renowned for his paintings, and today they are being sold for millions, yet in his lifetime he only sold one of his works. Much is known about his life, because of his correspondence with his younger brother, and others, in the form of letters....   [tags: true greatness, paintings, ear]
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Biography of Vincent Van Gogh - ... Even though he was raised in a religious family, he did not begin to seriously consider devoting his life to the church. He hoped to become a minister, and prepared to take the entrance exam to the School of Theology in Amsterdam. Unfortunately after a year of studying, Van Gogh refused to take the Latin exams, citing that Latin was a 'dead language' of poor people. This caused him to be denied entrance. During the winter of 1878, Vincent Van Gogh volunteered to move to an impoverished coal mine in the south of Belgium, a place where preachers were sent as punishment....   [tags: paintings, artist, style, beauty, history, work]
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The Bedroom By Vincent Van Gogh - This painting by Vincent Van Gogh is on display at the Art Institute of Chicago Museum, in the Impressionism exhibit. There are many things going on in this painting that catch the viewer’s eye. The first is the piece’s vibrant colors, light blues and browns, bright greens, and more. The brush strokes that are very visible and can easily be identified as very thick some might even say bold. The furniture, the objects, and the setting are easy to identify and are proportioned to each other. There is so much to see in this piece to attempt to explain in only a few simple sentences....   [tags: art, paintings, impressionism]
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Vincent Van Gogh - Most casual art lovers see Van Gogh as a troubled but successful artist. This is far from the actual truth of his chaotic life which was filled with failure in every occupational pursuit he attempted including painting, and was marked by episodes of depression, violence, and abnormal behavior. Thanks to the preservation of thousands of letters Van Gogh had written to friends and family, especially to his brother Theo, we have a nearly complete understanding of his feelings, experiments, and views on every aspect of his life....   [tags: Artist Art Biography Van Gogh] 1588 words
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Vincent Willem Van Gogh - Vincent Willem Van Gogh, of Groot-Zundert, France, was born on March 30, 1853, near the southern Netherlands. He was noted as a troubled, erratic painter by David Sweetman, in his book Van Gogh: His Life and His Times. Anna Cornelia Carbentus and Theodrus van Gogh were the parents of this soon to be phenomenon, and focused their occupations around religion. Theodrus, Cor, Elizabeth, Anna, and Willemina were van Gogh’s siblings. The van Gogh unity held the common name “Vincent” throughout generations of their family....   [tags: France, art, painter, religion, humanitarianism]
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Vincent van Gogh - Vincent van Gogh was a poor artist in 19th century Europe that was constantly tortured by psychiatric issues. Van Gogh was born in Zundert, Netherlands on March 30, 1853. His father was a pastor and raised him with a very religious lifestyle and he originally set out to be a pastor himself. He was fired from his preaching job because of his intensity and fierceness and decided to be an artist. His many disorders eventually got the better of him and he was admitted to the St. Remy mental institution where he did the much of his art....   [tags: artist, art style, post-impressionism, depression]
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Vincent Van Gogh - In the summer of 1881 Vincent Van Gogh asked for his cousin’s hand in marriage and was turned down. He was very insistent on seeing her and took action on this by holding his hand in a flame and holding up the words “Let me see her for as long as I can keep my hand in the flame” (Wikipedia, Letter 193 from Vincent to Theo, The Hague, May 14, 1882). In 1885 Vincent’s father died (ArtBook: Van Gogh; A profound and tormented genius—his life in paintings, 1998). In December of 1888, Vincent Van Gogh had been living with a fellow artist and friend, Paul Gauguin....   [tags: Art, Painting, Yelow House] 1118 words
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A Brief Look at Vincent Van Gogh - ... Fist women that he fall in love with was and Kee Vos. Kee Vos had recently became a widow and she was also Van Gogh’s cousin. When Van Gogh found she had become a widow he went to her house and purposed to her parents for hand. Kee Vos was very upset by his actions he know she just had become a widow and to her this was very disrespectful. Kee Vos also loved her husband very much. Van Gogh was rejected by his cousin Kee Vos. The second women he fall in love was a prostituted named Sien. He did not last long with her long because his brother Theo did not like his relationship with the prostituted....   [tags: influential impressionist Dutch painters]
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Why Was Vincent Van Gogh Famous? - Why was Vincent Van Gogh Famous. Vincent Van Gogh was born March 30, 1853 in Zundert, Netherland. Growing up Vincent was the oldest child, he had five siblings two brothers, and three sisters. Vincent spend most of his time with his new born brother Theo. He had to take care of his brother seen his mother and father had to work. Since Vincent didn’t have time to go to school he had to get home schooled. Even though Vincent had to get home schooled he didn’t let that stop him. After Vincent stopped taking care of his little brother Theo he went off to become famous for his painting skills....   [tags: impressionists, famous dutch painters]
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A Brief Biography of Vincent Van Gogh - ... Van Gogh moved to a coal mine, south of Belgium, where he preached to the sick and was called the “Crist of the Coal Mines”. As he worked mining, he would examine his surroundings and capture the life style of the people. Soon he had to find another occupation because the citizens didn’t renew his contract. In the fall of 1880, Van Gogh went to Brussel and decided to become an artist. With no training, his younger brother, Theo supported him and Van Gogh started taking lessons through books....   [tags: notorious Dutch painters] 864 words
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Vincent Van Gogh: A Brief Biography - ... Van Gogh had no proper training and was doubtful of his abilities, but Theo kept pushing him and supported him financially to become the successful artist Theo knew his brother could be (“Vincent Van Gogh Biography”). Starting his art career, Vincent’s early works were somber-toned, sharply lit, genre paintings until he started living with Theo in Paris, at which point, the impressionist movement strongly influenced Van Gogh. However, he also began to suffer from lapses of consciousness, eccentric sensations, and minor spasms, which are episodes of sudden terror....   [tags: influential impressionist painters] 1184 words
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A Brief Biography of Vincent Van Gogh - ... This is especially the case with Vincent van Gogh, whose whole life- from birth to death- must be examined. Theodorus van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus successfully bore their first child on March 30, 1853. Both believed in having a large family and strived for normality and high social status, which proved to be problematic when little Vincent showed early signs of aloofness and strange habits. Though he was especially close with his brother, Theo, growing up, Vincent never really seeked company....   [tags: impressionist painters] 450 words
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Vincent Van Gogh: Depression and Disorders - Vincent Van Gogh was a really unique individual. He was born on March 30, 1853 in Groot-Zundert, Holland. He was raised by both his father and mother while growing up, and shared his parents with three sisters and two brothers. He was sixteen years old he when he started working at an art gallery and started to learn a lot about being an art dealer. He ended up moving away in order to sell art, but in 1875 he decided to leave the art dealing and devote his life to evangelism. His parents supported the decision and helped him to begin a ministry with miners in Borinage....   [tags: Biography, Treatment] 1111 words
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Dutch Artist Vincent Van Gogh - “The life of an artist is a gamble, what a gamble, it’s all or nothing.” As for post-impressionist and Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, nothing is what was received. Out of the nine-hundred paintings produced within ten years, only one was sold. Van Gogh was often ridiculed by other artists about his work and he had very few friends. One of his closest friends was his younger brother Theodorus “Theo” van Gogh. Vincent would often write to Theo and on various occasions he would write about the hardships of life, including the ways in which he was treated....   [tags: pot-impressionist painters]
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Vincent Van Gogh Painting Analysis - Introduction Vincent Van Gogh was born in Holland in 1853. He was an impressionist painter who was known for his rough beauty, bold use of color and unique techniques. Van Gogh suffered from severe anxiety and a form of mental illness which is apparent in his later pieces. Sadly Van Gogh passed away from a self inflicted gunshot wound in 1890 at age 30. His magnificent works of art were not fully appreciated while he was living; however they have now earned him great respect and appreciation. Fig....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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Vincent van Gogh - Vincent van Gogh In present time, Vincent van Gogh is probably the most widely known and highly appreciated person of postimpressionism. During his brief lifetime, Vincent’s work went almost unknown to this world. His work now hangs in countless museums throughout the world and is considered priceless. His work became an important bridge between the 19th and 20th centuries. The art-historical term, Postimpressionism was coined by Roger Fry a British art critic, who described the various styles of painting that flourished during the period from about 1880 to 1910 (Britannica)....   [tags: Artists Art Biography Artist Gogh Essays]
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Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night at St. Rémy - Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night at St. Rémy Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night at St. Rémy of June 1889, expresses the comforting power and spirituality of the infinite night sky over the humbler, earthly brand of nature through a synthesis of exceptional visual power, elements of religious allegory, and of modern spiritualism. This work is the product of van Gogh's refusal to depict the purely imaginary, but willful manipulation of what is real in order to achieve a more powerful work, both visually and through symbolism and allegory....   [tags: Visual Arts Paintings Art Van Gogh Starry Night]
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The Life of Vincent Van Gogh - The Life of Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most famous artists of all time. He is known for his paintings and is hailed as the quintessential expressionist painter in history. Yet, Van Gogh lived one of the most troubling lives one could ever imagine. Almost every painting can be viewed as a look into his troubled soul. Van Gogh’s Paintings today can be sold for millions of dollars, but during his life time he sold a single painting for a measly 40 francs. Van Gogh’s legacy has left behind stories of greatness and sadness having to do with both his personal life and his career as an artist....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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The Complex and Troubled Life of Vincent Van Gogh - Van Gogh Born on March 30th, in 1853, Vincent Van Gogh was the son of a pastor in Groot-Zundert, Holland. Throughout his life many learned that there was more than meets the eye to Van Gogh. Van Gogh was a very complex and troubled man and through his struggle used his art as an outlet for his emotions, creating some of the most famous paintings throughout history. Vincent Van Gogh was a self-taught artist born the eldest son of Theodorus Van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Vincent was born exactly one year after the Van Gogh’s first son had been born a stillborn....   [tags: artist, post-impressionism, starry night] 1257 words
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outline of Vincent Van Gogh - Vincent Van Gogh I. Early Life A. Birth 1.Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853. 2.Vincent van Gogh was born in Groot Zundert, The Netherlands . 3.Van Gogh's birth came one year to the day after his mother gave birth to a first, stillborn child--also named Vincent. B. Family 1. Theodorus van Gogh was Vincent father.And Anna Cornelia Carbentus was Vincent Mother....   [tags: essays research papers] 886 words
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Starry Night over the Rhone – Vincent Van Gogh - Art has been around for hundreds of thousands of years. Throughout history, there have been many artists who have made their mark on the art world, but one in particular is popular and well known among art enthusiasts. Vincent Van Gogh is one of the best known artists of all time and his paintings have become extremely well known and popular among art collectors. Throughout his lifetime, he painted hundreds of various paintings, but there is one painting that he is better known for, and that is Starry Night over the Rhone....   [tags: Art History, Art analysis, artists]
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Starry Night a Paint by Vincent Van Gogh - An analysis on Starry Night (1889) of Vincent van Gogh Introduction The life span of 37 years saw Vincent Willem van Gogh (Vincent) in creating beautiful works he dearly loved. Painting was an avenue, which allowed him to express his inner thoughts or vent his struggles. My decision to research on Vincent’s painting, Starry Night (1889) came with the inspiration from Don Mclean’s Song, Starry Starry Night where his lyrics spoke about Vincent’s life that further intrigued me in writing this paper....   [tags: biography, moon, tone, oil paint]
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A Very Brief Biography of Vincent Van Gogh - “I want to paint what I feel, and feel what I paint”-Vincent Willem Van Gogh. He grew up in a religious and cultured environment, being raised by a pastor and was highly emotional and lacked self-confidence. His mother was an artist whose love of drawing and watercolors were transferred to her son. Van Gogh was born on the exact same date that his brother, also named Vincent, died. At a young age, his name and birthdate were already etched on his dead brother's headstone, and might explain for his emotional state....   [tags: notorious post-impressionism painters] 1109 words
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The Role of Color in the Art of Vincent Van Gogh - ... These didn't feature his use of texture but, they are undoubtedly his due to the recognizable use of vibrant colour. Originally he used watercolour to add shadows to his drawings but the more he worked with them the greater he got and they became finished masterpieces. After just five years of studying art Gogh felt ambitious and wanted to create a piece that would appeal to a broader audience. In a way he wanted to prove himself to the world. He thought about it and wanted to work on a theme that no one really captured at the time....   [tags: painting, masterpieces, technique] 819 words
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Two of the Greatest Paintings Made by Vincent Van Gogh - Vincent Van Gogh was born in 1853. He would grow to be one of the greatest artists of his era. Van Gogh utilized a variety of colors on the spectrum, giving his paintings life. He often used the art style of impressionists in that his paintings are depicted as he sees fit, and not how they are naturally viewed (Cliff). His paintings consisted of complex brush strokes that would vary in the amounts of paint used. He used colors in order to push emotion onto the audience through contrasting colors and his works often reflected his own mood and surroundings....   [tags: color techniques, the sower, the night cafe]
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Vincent Van Gogh: A Tragic Story Indeed - Vincent Van Gogh. That is a name that seems to be in art museums a great deal these days, but who exactly was he. Vincent’s story is not one of joy or happiness. Throughout his lifetime, he had troubles with finances, he had familial issues, and he had issues in his romantic pursuits. But, instead of letting himself be crushed under the weight of his troubles, he took a stand and created beautiful paintings out of it. Vincent Willem Van Gogh was born on March 30, of 1853 in the Netherlands. Van Gogh was the oldest of his three sisters and two brothers....   [tags: notorious impressionist painters]
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Vincent Van Gogh's Wheat Fields With Cypress - Vincent Van Gogh has a reputation for creating beautiful works of art under abnormal circumstances. On May 8, 1889, Van Gogh voluntarily checked himself into Saint- Rémy mental asylum suffering from acute mania, which provoked hallucinations that caused him to cut his ear off. Fields of wheat and olive groves surrounded the asylum, which had a view of Alpilles Mountains , Van Gogh sent a letter to his brother Theo in which he wrote, “ Beyond the window with its iron bars I can see a walled-in field of wheat”....   [tags: famous impressionism paintings]
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The Truth in Art: Vincent Van Gogh's Work of Art - Throughout his argument against aesthetics, Heidegger strongly states he believes in the true “work of art” and believes that this aesthetic approach goes against this. One artist that Heidegger particularly discusses is Vincent Van Gogh. He uses works of art by Van Gogh in order to give more power to his argument. Through works of art such as Van Gogh’s A Pair of Shoes, Heidegger makes his a distinction between artwork and things. In order to truly analyze the culture of another, he explains how it is essential for the viewer to question what is being depicted in the work and what the purpose may be....   [tags: heidegger, art history]
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Vincent van Gogh, Houses at Auvers, 1890 - Painted by Vincent Van Gogh during a final burst of activity in Auvers before his suicide in July, Houses at Auvers features many of the characteristic elements typical of Van Gogh; the experimentation with color, texture, and thick brush strokes. This painting depicts the view and landscape in early summer, highlighting the patchwork of houses and the rolling greenery. Van Gogh’s unique, thick brush strokes lead the eyes through the painting, create texture and patterns and also highlight and shadow objects in the early summer sun, while his experimentation with color creates contrast and a bright, vibrant image....   [tags: famous post-impressionism paintings] 615 words
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vincent van gogh - Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter, whose work represents the archetype of expressionism, the idea of emotional spontaneity in painting. Van Gogh was born March 30, 1853, in Groot-Zundert, son of a Dutch Protestant pastor. Van Gogh's birth came one year to the day after his mother gave birth to a first, stillborn child; also named Vincent. There has been much speculation about Vincent van Gogh suffering later psychological trauma as a result of being a "replacement child" and having a deceased brother with the same name and same birth date....   [tags: essays research papers] 1417 words
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Vincent Van Gogh - Biography of Vincent Van Gogh What drove Vincent Van Gogh, born March 30,1853, to his mental illness and suicide. Could it have been the many things he tried, but failed at in his life. He failed in many different careers, in love, and even his artwork. Van Gogh sold only one painting his entire life. Because of his mental illness, he was considered a crazy person. At the age of sixteen, Van Gogh went to go work with his Uncle Vincent, whom he was named after, as an art dealer at the Goupil and Co....   [tags: essays research papers] 1238 words
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Vincent Van Gogh - What fascinates me much, much more than anything else in my métier is the portrait, the modern portrait . . . I should like to do portraits which will appear as revelations to people in 100 years time." - VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1890 What could be a more disturbing image than the one of Vincent Van Gogh as the wanderer. Of his time spent in poverty and isolation he sought to help those around him, and perhaps to find himself in the process. Picture Vincent as he gives his first Sunday sermon in Isleworth, outside of London....   [tags: essays research papers] 1504 words
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The Art and Life of Vincent van Gogh - The Art and Life of Vincent van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most distinguished modern artists. His early work depicts humble subjects, peasants mostly, with a gentle hand. Many of his other paintings are mostly room settings, and still lifes of flowers with such intensity that it would seem as if he had captured a piece of the sun and used it in his painting. It is truly ironic that during his lifetime, he received no recognition whatsoever, and only sold one painting. Van Gogh faltered repeatedly in every career he attempted to pursue and felt extremely unloved by others....   [tags: Essays Papers] 828 words
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Vincent Van Gogh - Vincent van Gogh, the eldest son of a Dutch Reformed minister and a bookseller's daughter, pursued various vocations, including that of an art dealer and clergyman, before deciding to become an artist at the age of twenty-seven. Over the course of his decade-long career (1880–90), he produced nearly 900 paintings and more than 1,100 works on paper. Ironically, in 1890, he modestly assessed his artistic legacy as "of very secondary importance." Largely self-taught, Van Gogh gained his footing as an artist by zealously copying prints and studying nineteenth-century drawing manuals and lesson books, such as Charles Bargue's Exercises au fusain and cours de dessin....   [tags: Biography] 1329 words
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Vincent Van Gogh - Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh; a well known name by most and a highly reputable figure amongst painters and other artists, he showed his true talent and passion for the arts in his short career, a career which only lasted ten years (Preble 117). As we know, it takes a tremendous amount of effort, awareness and creativity to convey your emotions, thoughts and feelings through your work. Here, we will attempt to construe his feelings through his work and also begin to view and understand things the way Van Gogh did....   [tags: essays research papers] 570 words
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Vincent Van Gogh - Vincent Van Gogh The people back in the 19th century really didn’t accept Van Gaogh’s truthful and emotionally morbid way of expressing the way of art is to himself. It finally was seen as art through the people’s eyes. This set a stage of art that is now known as Expressionism. It is best characterized by the use of symbols and a style that expresses the artist’s inner feelings about his subject. His style of painting is exemplified by a projection of the painter’s inner experience onto the canvas he paints on....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Vincent van Gogh - Vincent van Gogh Vincent Van Goeh drew the painting, which is portrait of him. He drew himself as a red haired guy with gray shirt. In the picture, there is only himself and gray background. Gray background is making circle motions composed with thin lines. You can see a lot of circles in the background. His hair, bears, and eyelashes are colored with red. His hair and bears are not trimmed. His eyes are small and dark looking right at me. His shirt is gray and very old one. I touched his lips and all I felt was cold, firm paper....   [tags: Essays Papers] 383 words
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Vincent Van Gogh - 	On March 30, 1853 Vincent Van Gogh was born in the small village of Groot-Zundert, Holland. When he is eleven, he begins schooling where he starts to draw for the first time. People begin to notice how magnificent his works were, and after he finishes school he begins to sell his paintings to art dealers. Van Gogh starts spending more time with his brother Theo. They create a deep bond with each other and discuss things, which today, help us understand Van Gogh much better. In 1873, he joins the London branch of the art dealers he originally started out with....   [tags: essays research papers] 687 words
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Vincent Van Gogh: Woe Is Me - Vincent Van Gogh: Woe is Me During the last twenty years of the nineteenth century a new form of artistic painting formed. Postimpressionism was a form of art where the artist was highly individual and expressive. Some of the most creative painters in history helped to make the style a success. Paul Gauguin and Paul Cezanne are two of the most creative and popular painters among the postimpressionists, but not the master. The master of the postimpressionist movement was Vincent Van Gogh....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Rain At Auvers by Vincent Van Gogh - Artist: Vincent Van Gogh Name of Piece: Rain At Auvers Description - Verbal From the piece of artwork “Rain at the Auvers”. I can see roofs of houses that are tucked into a valley, trees hiding the town, black birds, clouds upon the horizon, hills, vegetation, a dark stormy sky and rain. The artistic style is brush stroke. Aesthetic is the function or purpose of the work. The subject genre is still life. The image is impressionism. Oil and Crayon Watercolour paint was used with a variety of different style brushes....   [tags: Art Analysis Art Interpretation] 479 words
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Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night and Vincent’s Chair - Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night and Vincent’s Chair      One of the most famous Post-Impressionists was the Dutch artist, Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh believed that art was a form of expression. Painting was an emotional and spiritual experience for him. He painted not only how he interpreted his surroundings, but his sensations and feelings on his subjects. One of his most famous paintings, Starry Night, is a perfect representation of this Post-Impressionistic style of painting.      With its swirling colors and lines, Starry Night, incorporates not just the color and light that is found in the earlier works of these painters, but it shows how forms and feelings also came into play....   [tags: Art Critique Post-Impressionist Artists] 550 words
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Vincent Van Gogh: Post-Impressionist - Vincent Van Gogh: Post-Impressionist He was born March 30, 1853 in the small village of Groot-Zundert, Holland. His parent’s theodorus van Gogh and Anna Cornelia nee carbentus. He was the older of two sons’. In 1862 he had attempted his first drawing. He went to school in Zevenbergen and studied French, English and German. He had spent a lot of time with his brother to begin a life long correspondence Which today offers the best means of studying Vincent’s opinions, feelings and state of mind....   [tags: essays research papers] 963 words
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The Color in Vincent Van Gogh’s Life: An Analysis of The Sower and The Night Café - ... Their discontent and growing bitterness towards each other led to Vincent lashing out at Gauguin in a fit of rage. Gauguin, angry and upset, was faced with the decision to stay with Vincent or return to Paris. Gauguin decided to remain in Arles, but Vincent’s erratic behavior led him to mutilate his ear and send it to a prostitute. At this point in van Gogh’s life, he voluntarily admitted himself to the local insane asylum. Gauguin returned to Paris for good after the incident. These events would become the beginning of the end of van Gogh’s life....   [tags: techniques, genius, painting]
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Analysis of Olive Trees by Vincent Van Gogh - The painting Olive Trees, now at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, is one of a series of ten or twelve paintings of olive orchards, which Van Gogh painted in 1889 while living at the asylum of Saint-Remy. This painting is a landscape accomplished in bright, complementary colors, with Van Gogh’s characteristically brisk brushwork. The image is divided roughly into thirds, with the middle zone, the trees, being highly capricious. The brushstrokes describe the lay of the land, the movement of the wind in the trees, and the rays of the sun....   [tags: painting, color, landscape]
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The Woman Picking Olives by Vincent van Gogh and The Harvesters by Pieter Elder - The Women Picking Olives is by Vincent van Gogh. The date is between 1889 and 1890.The Material is Oil on canvas and its sizes are 75 cm x 113 cm. The Harvesters painting is by Pieter Bruegel the Elder and it was created in about 1565. The Material is Oil on canvas. The sizes are about 116.5 x 159.5 cm. The basic picture on the Women picking olives painting is three women who are helping each other pick a weird object of a tree. From the title of the painting I would say the object is olives but the object doies not look like olivesThe object looks like a pumpkin but pumpkins don’t grow on trees....   [tags: painting, interpretation, trees] 883 words
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Elisabeth Condon’s Nocturne vs. Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night - Similarity in theme and color first drew me to select Elisabeth Condon’s Nocturne (Bob Rauschenberg Gallery) and Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night (Frank 348) for this research paper. Initially I wanted to pick two pieces that were different enough in order to form a decent comparison and yet alike enough to connect them in some way. In the art gallery, Nocturne gave me a feeling similar to the one I experienced when I first saw The Starry Night; there was something otherworldly and mystical about it....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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The Stars in Van Gogh's World - ... Some believe that this painting could be a representation of religion, while others see it as the expression of what haunted him . “Loevgren too saw the Starry Night as a visionary image reflecting the artist's need for religion, especially in the face of loneliness and death .” As his emotional status deteriorated, van Gogh struggle to make one final painting to express everything he felt inside before it was too late and he could no longer paint. Jirat-Wasiutyński stated that Soth believed that Vincent was just trying to illustrate his loss of faith within the painting, not actual Christianity of belief in Christianity....   [tags: impressionist painters]
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Van Gogh and Elizabeth Blackadder - In this essay I am going to study two artists, Van Gogh, who today is widely regarded as one of history’s greatest Dutch painters and Scottish painter and print maker, Elizabeth Blackadder. Vincent Van Gogh was born in Holland in 1853 and died in an asylum at saint-Remy in 1890. As his father was a minister he was brought up in very religious and cultured surroundings and was a man of deep religious belief. Van Gogh tried many jobs unsuccessfully and his career as an artist lasted only 10 years from 1880 – 1890....   [tags: art, still life]
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Van Gogh: A Brief Biography - The Artists Life It was where the land lay low, and fitted with a crazy network of levees, dikes and damns stretched out like the arms of a protective mother, with the purpose of staving back the constant danger of floods, especially during the electric autumn storms. If you were able to take a topographical view of these Netherlands, especially in the southern regain where lie the village of Groot Zundert, it would appear to be blanketed with a cloak made of a familiar green color, familiar that is, if you had ever viewed the works of Vincent William van Gogh....   [tags: Art, Painter, Netherlands] 531 words
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Van Gogh's Starry Night - When I was taking art in high school the artist that stood out to me was not Monet or Michelangelo. I was at awe of an artist that chopped his ear off and put it in an envelope to give to his mistress at a brothel. How would you react to someone giving you his or her ear and want you to keep it. That would be like Evander Holyfield giving away his ear to a person saying, “Hold this is will be worth millions one day.” That artist was Vincent Van Gogh. I want to compare the oil painting of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” to the lyrics of Don McLean and the lessons they tell....   [tags: Painting, Art] 1019 words
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Are There Visions and Ghosts in Van Gogh Paintings? - ... This led to his first hospitalization where his psychotic state grew deeper into hallucinations, delusions, and more insanity. While hospitalized in Saint-Rémy, Van Gogh continued his work and created 150 paintings to ease the discouragement of being there. One of his first paintings, which he created during his hospitalization called, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear (displayed in Musée d’Orsay), displayed his act followed by the recovery. Painted circa 1889, with oil on a 60 x 49 cm. canvas, Van Gogh displayed himself in his own portrait in a three-quarter profile view wearing a buttoned coat and a fur cap....   [tags: artwork approach, mental illness] 1129 words
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Van Gogh Art Case Study - Vincent Van Gogh was formed by his social, cultural and historical context. This is expressed clearly in the underlying stories of both paintings, Starry Night, 1889 and Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889. Both of these paintings portray a narrative relating to Van Gogh significantly as he emotionally connects to the subject in each painting. Van Gogh’s aim of these subjective works was to express meaning through colour and express the painting to a more personal emotion for the viewer. Van Gogh belonged to a small style of Post Impressionism which was a reaction against Impressionism and their formality....   [tags: Art History]
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Post-Impressionism and Van Gogh: The Conduit in Art History. - Visual opulence, creativity, inimitable vision, and a style that is highly influential are the many characteristics of an admired movement in art history, that being of the Post-Impressionism movement (1875-1892). This movement, which was a by-product of the Impressionism movement, is the bridging gap between the two movements known as Realism and Expressionism. Post-Impressionism takes on some of the stylistic characteristics of these movements; however, it does not contain the all too glossy visuals of Realism or the heavily fantastic visuals of Expressionism, rather it is the intermediary of these two poles....   [tags: Art ]
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Post-Impressionism and Van Gogh: The Incomparable Association. - Visual opulence, creativity, inimitable vision, and a style that is highly influential are the many characteristics of an admired movement in art history called Post-Impressionism (1875-1892). This movement, which was the by-product of the Impressionism movement, is the bridging gap between the two movements known as Realism and Expressionism. Post-Impressionism takes on some of the stylistic characteristics of these movements; however, it does not contain the all too glossy visuals of Realism or the heavily fantastic visuals of Expressionism, rather it is the intermediary of these two poles....   [tags: Art ]
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Art from Anguish: Van Gogh and Munch - Art from Anguish: Van Gogh and Munch Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch are artists that have been known for their turbulent lives and magnificent paintings. Both men were highly affected by lives filled with angst, depression, illness, and loss. Post-Impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh was an inspiration to Expressionist painter, Edvard Munch. Van Gogh and Munch are both known for their painting techniques in which thick brushstrokes of paint are used. I will address the pain and illness of these painters and how they used this as a driving force for inspiration in their art....   [tags: Absinthe, Mental Illness]
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Van Gogh: The Expressionist - "What lives in art and is eternally living, is first of all the painter, and then the painting." - Vincent Van Gogh Expressionism is an art form in which the very style itself and the symbols that the artist uses are meant to express his innermost feelings on the subject. Vincent van Gogh has often been hailed as the quintessential expressionist painter. His artwork covers a range of moods over the years, and his canvases are almost mirrors into his troubled soul. Vincent van Gogh lived a troubled life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Van Gogh Museum - The Van Gogh Museum I was lucky enough to visit the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in November of last year. The museum was located in somewhat of a museum park. The Rijks museum and the Stedelijk Museum are located on the same block. A beautiful landscape of ponds and trees are centered around them. The Van Gogh Museum has an audio tour available in all languages via a handheld tour guide. Unfortunately, funds limited me to get the audio tour, but I was able to nonchalantly follow a British couple around most of the five floors....   [tags: Papers] 502 words
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The Journal of Van Gogh - The Journal of Vincent Van Gogh July 24, 1890~ As I work on this painting of the wheat fields, sadness overcomes me. I worry that Theo, my loving brother, and his family also suffers sadness because of me. Theo's condition seems to be worsening and I fear for his health. I have gone back to work on my canvases, and have given them my undivided attention. My sickness has taken so much of my life away from me that I suddenly have tried to make the time come back. How I long for its return, when I was able to work for hours, and paint to my hearts content....   [tags: Artists] 742 words
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Van Gogh failure - Van Gogh failure In the realm of art there have been numerous accounts of infamous artists who have stood out in their art period, such as Goya, Monet and Picasso. One artist who stood out during his art period was Vincent van Gogh, not only for his artwork but also because of his tragic life. Vincent van Gogh is now a world-renowned painter who was born on March 30th, 1853. He was born in Groot Zundert in North Brabant and was the son of Theodorus van Gogh. His art is considered to be part of the expressionism era and his most famous art works include Starry Night, Sun Flowers and The Mulberry Tree....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1409 words
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Contemporary and Historical Portraiture - Portraiture is the category in which an artist’s objective is to portray, realistically, one or more people in a painting, photograph or sculpture. This is not necessarily restricted to appearance as an artist can also show the mood and character of the sitter. They can also be used to portray qualities such as wealth, beauty or power. Portraits date back as far as ancient Egypt and remain one of the most popular categories to date. I will be looking at both a contemporary and a historical portraiture artist to explore and compare their style, influence and how they have chosen to express their subjects....   [tags: van gogh, picasso]
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Van Gogh - Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on 30 March 1853 in Zundert, a village in the south of the Netherlands. His father was the protestant minister of the place, but three of his father's brothers were art dealers, and so it is only natural that Vincent became an apprentice at the shop of his uncle Vincent van Gogh in The Hague. His uncle had become a partner in the firm of Goupil & Cie, and after having worked in The Hague for four years Vincent was sent to other branches of the Goupil firm, first in London, then in Paris....   [tags: essays research papers] 1806 words
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Van Gogh - Van Gogh Art is a severe Goddess, who in return for her smiles demands many sacrifices. No one did more to please her, and no one was so insufficiently rewarded as Van Gogh. Several times the blows that she dealt him were painful enough to make any reasonable man resign. Only fanaticism and faith in her would permit one to leap the abyss between reality and desire. With cruel, merciless method, art asked from Van Gogh everything. It was a loan that multiplied with time and was never paid back....   [tags: Papers] 1318 words
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Self-portraits - Van Gogh And Rembrandt - Each artist is an individual with a unique style, and although these styles can be similar in practice – the individuality of the artist often proves the discriminating factor for a successful artwork. Self-portraits are beneficial when looking at the individuality of the artist as there are two aspects to look at – the artist’s style, and the artist’s view of him/herself. The latter can provide a brief insight into the mental situation of the artist as well as any apparent influencing factors of the artwork....   [tags: essays research papers] 961 words
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Van Goghh - There Are Several Van Goghs - Art historian Griselda Pollock, in her documentary entitled The Legend of van Gogh, stated that ‘there are several van Goghs.’ To agree or disagree with this statement, one must firstly understand the point Pollock is attempting to get across. One could interpret this opinion as meaning that there are various artistic styles and several facets of van Gogh’s life that can be critically analysed; having this understanding of Pollock’s attitude toward van Gogh, it would be difficult not to agree with her....   [tags: essays research papers] 1940 words
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Expressionism: Van Goughs Starry Night - During the Modern Era of the late 19th century and the early 20th century, many artists were turning away from the idea of painting realistic images. Photography, having just been developed for public use a few decades earlier, made artists of the day focus less on painting as an precise copy of what is seen, as had been done for centuries. Since the Middle Ages, most artists painted exact representations of life. Starting in the late 1800s, though, many artists were starting to embrace the theory of art as an impression of what is seen....   [tags: essays research papers] 579 words
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This self-portrait is the last ever self-portrait painted by Vincent - This self-portrait is the last ever self-portrait painted by Vincent van Gogh before he died on the 29th July 1890 as a result of a self-inflicted bullet wound. This self-portrait is the last ever self-portrait painted by Vincent van Gogh before he died on the 29th July 1890 as a result of a self-inflicted bullet wound. The first thing I notice when I look at the painting is the amount of blue used to create the background, the jacket and also the darker, shaded areas on van Gogh’s face. I think van Gogh did this for a few reasons, * One reason could be to show the way that he felt while he was painting, which could of been sad or “blue”....   [tags: Visual Arts Paintings Art] 532 words
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Insight into Van Gogh's Painting, Olive Trees - ... The sun and mountains seems to be stable while the ground and the trees have some wave appearance. The main influences perceptible in this painting are those of Millet, Delacroix, and the Impressionists. The link between Olive Trees and Van Gogh’s idol, Jean-Francoise Millet becomes unambiguous when one check back at Van Gogh’s copies of Millet’s painting, The Sower, which had the same bright sun just like in this painting. The sun in Millet’s Sower, however, is not as critically important as the sun in Olive Trees....   [tags: orchards, brushstrokes, iImpressionist movement ] 612 words
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The Disguised Romantic in Academia: Van Gogh's Agony - Lauren Soth is working throughout his entire article to express and prove Van Gogh’s intentions and therefore Van Gogh’s agony as the meaning behind his masterpiece, Starry Night. Soth’s thesis claims the painting was intended to console, but also another attempt at a failed painting “Agony in the Garden” which was meant to be imaginative, but based on conceptual history. At first his thesis seemed too bold, although arguable. By hiding his opinions and focusing on tangible evidence such as a solid visual analysis, powerful biographical details, and letters written by Van Gogh himself, Soth’s seemingly exaggerated opinion transforms into an insightful and well-supported thesis....   [tags: Lauren Soth's article, Starry Night]
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Van Gogh's Painting Bedroom at Arles - When I first looked at this painting, I thought to myself, "It's boring. It's boring to look at. Why paint a picture of an empty bedroom?" However, once I started looking at all the elements, my mind changed. Van Gogh's use of line really gives depth and character to the piece. The first line that caught my eye was the line outlining the bottom of the bed. The strong stroke really gives you a sense of distance between the bottom of the frame and the floor. Had it been a thin line like those to depict the floorboards, it would look like the bed was sitting directly on the floor....   [tags: essays research papers] 1047 words
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Visual Arts Paper - The text’s authors explains the “…aim was to replace Renaissance ideals with Modernist principles.” (cite) Renaissance ideals embraced humanism. In the Renaissance era, the point of view for humanism was individuals are enhanced through study and practice of literature, philosophy, music and arts. However, Modernist principles replaced renaissance ideals by being more expressive through various art forms. Vincent Van Gogh, a Dutch painter, expressed modernism through his unpredictable behaviors....   [tags: Art ]
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The Starry Night - ... The objective of the painter was to depict the night time in a small town. The painting has its kind of mystery because of the tall structure that is made up of curved lines. This type of art can be viewed as representational because it’s realistic. The basic elements in the painting are value space and texture. The landscape has a human interaction with the land. The painting has an excellent touch as well as expression. The scream The scream is a painting done by Edward Munich in 1893 (Peter, 2012)....   [tags: Vincent Van Goh, art analysis]
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