Vincent Van Gogh's Life, And Death

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While Vincent van Gogh is known as one of the most famous Dutch painters, next to greats such as Rembrandt, his life was filled with poverty and as well as struggle with mental illness. Many of those who have heard of Vincent van Gogh aptly remember him as the impressionist painter who cut off his own ear. This essay will cover the artist’s childhood, artistic career, and death and will serve as a comprehensive review of Van Gogh’s life. Van Gogh was born in March 30, 1853 in the Dutch village Groot-Zundert to his father Theodorus van Gogh, who worked as a country minister and Anna Cornelia Carbentus, who was a high-strung artist who appreciated the beauty of nature. Though, Anna was never able to recover from the infantile death of her first …show more content…

On July 27, 1890, van Gogh woke up to paint in a wheat field as he usually did, but this time shot himself in the chest though the bullet did not kill him. He was later found in his room bleeding out. Two days later, on July 27, Vincent van Gogh died in the arms of his brother, His last words being, “La tristesse durera toujours" which translates to, “The sadness will last forever” His brother, who was already suffering from syphilis, died six months later from the grief of losing his …show more content…

In fact, van Gogh’s mother threw away crates of his art. Though she lived long enough to see her son become a hailed artist. Vincent van Gogh is now seen as a figurehead of art, an example of the “Insane artist” One of Gogh’s last pieces, “Portrait of Dr. Gachet” was sold $150 million dollars. Making it one of the most expensive pieces of art in history. Bibliography website, “Vincent van Gogh – Painter –“ A&E Television Networks, April 27, 2017 Bonafoux, Pascal Van Gogh The Passionate Eye, Harry N. Abrams Incorporated, New York, 1992. “Vincent Van Gogh The Complete Gallery” Vincent Van Gogh | Biography, Accessed July 12, 2017 The Art Story Contributors, “Vincent van Gogh Overview and Analysis” The Art Story Contributors Acessed July 12, 2017. “The Life of Artist Vincent Van Gogh”,

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  • Explains that while vincent van gogh is known as one of the most famous dutch painters, his life was filled with poverty and struggle with mental illness. this essay will cover the artist’s childhood, artistic career, and death.
  • Explains that van gogh was born in 1853 in the dutch village groot-zundert to his father theodorus and anna cornelia carbentus.
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