Van Gogh Post Impressionism

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“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream” said Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh was a famous Dutch post-impressionist painter whose thick brush strokes, color, emotion, and a way to escape from life was what he was best known for in his paintings. He was not a wealthy man because he was only able to sell one painting in his whole lifetime. Later in his adult life, he suffered from anxiety and had bursts of mental illness, which would cause him to be in and out of psychiatric wards and resulted in lengthy pauses in his ability to create beautiful paintings. The last two years of his life, he created the most amazing artwork in his career, even though he was interned. A great man whose mental illness got the best of him and eventually caused…show more content…
The founders did not agree with the naturalistic of color and light brush strokes in art movement of impressionism. Its focus was on emphasizing on abstract and symbolic content. This art movement was led by Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat and by Vincent Van Gogh. A main focus in this movement was to use vivid colors, thick application, real life subject matter, distort different forms in an expressive way and used more geometric forms. Van Gogh tried to paint the impressionist techniques with lighter stokes more natural and failed in the process. That is when, with the help with his four friends they created this movement that helped him with his paintings. In his paintings he used a lot of swirls brush strokes and thick paint application, where he also was able to express his feelings and his state of mind with painting distorted faces, movement, and darkness as well. All the founders disagreed on certain aspects on the way this movement should be structured which later disintegrated and the next art movement came along. Post impressionism played a huge role in Van Gogh’s art work and my favorite art work from his were The Starry Night, The Bedroom, and Van Gogh self-…show more content…
Van Gogh painted this art work when he was in the asylum room in Saint-Remy-de-Provence. It was just before sunrise when he was facing a window outside his room when he decided to depict it into a painting. Theo would receive letters from Van Gogh describing the starry nights and how he would spend his nights waiting for the sunrise. The Starry Night was the only painting he created that was a nocturne painting depicting yellow stars, swirls of blue clouds, and a yellow half moon with a view of different darker shades browns and blue with a view of a town below. This is by far my favorite piece of art work from Van Gogh. I enjoy this piece so much that when I was nine years old, I remember writing a short book with drawings highlighting important facts about his life. In which I drew The Starry Night and described it as the most beautiful painting in this world. The starry Night is now described as one of the finest famous painting of Van Gogh. It resides in The Museum of Modern Art in New York City since

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