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 Biography.com website, “Vincent van Gogh – Painter –Biography.com“ A&E Television Networks, April 27, 2017 https://www.biography.com/people/vincent-van-gogh-9515695 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 https://www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org/biography.html The Art Story Contributors, “Vincent van Gogh Overview and Analysis” The Art Story Contributors Acessed July 12, 2017. http://www.theartstory.org/artist-van-gogh-vincent.htm “The Life of Artist Vincent Van Gogh”,
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Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Post-Impressionist painter from March 30th, 1853 to the time of his early death in July 29th, 1890. He was a Dutch artist who traveled between Hague, London, and Paris where he created some of his best works of art. One of van Gogh’s famous starlit night sky paintings was the Starry Night Over the Rhone. The canvas that van Gogh chose to paint his famously recognized piece of art was constructed using an oil base paint on a 28.5 inch by 36.2 inch canvas. Oscar-Claude Monet, also a Impressionist painter, was born on November 14th, 1840 and passed away on December 5th, 1926. Monet lived in Giverny where he painted various different landscape projects that later became subjects of some of his best-known works. Considered to be one of Monet’s “most poetic expressions,” Impression, Sunrise is illustrated using oil paints on a 18.9 inch by 24.8 inch canvas. Van Gogh’s and Monet’s paintings are similar to each other in that they are both maritime paintings,
First of all, I want to talk about the artist himself. Vincent Wilhelm Van Gogh was born on 30 March 1853. He didn’t start painting until the ten years before his death; died at age of 37. He was rarely able to earn his own living and relied on his brother financially. His work of art was never appreciated during his life time and he only ever sold one before his death. So what makes his work of art unique? Why should we purchase one to place in the front lobby of headquarter?
“There are no ghosts in the paintings of Van Gogh, no visions, no hallucinations. This is the torrid truth of the sun at two o’clock in the afternoon.” This quote that Antonin Artraud, stated from, Van Gogh, the Man Suicided by Society, explains the way in which Van Gogh approached his artwork. He believed in the dry truth and as a result his work was remarkably straightforward in the messages that he portrayed. While visiting Paris, France this past April, I was fortunate enough to have visited Musée d’Orsay, a museum that contains mostly French art from 1848-1914 and houses a large collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces and 19th century works from the Louvre [The Oxford Companion to Western Art]. I was also favored in having the opportunity to see the Vincent Van Gogh/Antonin Artaud exhibition, The Man Suicided by Society. The exhibition captured Antonin Artaud’s text about Van Gogh’s, “exceptional lucidity that made lesser minds uncomfortable,” or better known as his mental illness that had a major effect on his artwork [Musee d’Orsay]. In this exhibition, Vincent Van Gogh’s works visually present his life experience having spent 9 years in a mental institution and the way his imbalanced mind played a direct role on the outcome of his artwork. The darkness of Vincent Van Gogh’s illness that had a major impact on his art, was a form of expressionism which led to a collection of works that both told his life story, and later, led to his own suicide.
...t suffering any additional attacks) and in mid-June Van Gogh produced his best known work: Starry Night. Under the care of a sympathetic doctor, whose portrait he painted (Dr. Gachet, 1890, Louvre, Paris), van Gogh spent three months at Auvers. Just after completing his ominous Crows in the Wheatfields (1890, Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh), he shot himself on July 27, 1890. Vincent van Gogh died at 1:30 am on July 29th. The Catholic church of Auvers refused to allow Vincent's burial in its cemetery because Vincent had committed suicide. The nearby township of Méry, however, agreed to allow the burial and the funeral was held on July 30th.
Vincent Van Gogh is celebrated today as the greatest Dutch painter, besides Rembrandt (“Vincent Willem”). Born in Holland on March 30, 1853, Van Gogh had five other siblings and two parents, and although his mother was an artist, he never bothered with art until much later in his life (“Vincent Willem”). Van Gogh had many shortcomings in his little and dismal time on earth and it was not until his late twenties, after all else had failed, that he gave art a chance. Thanks to the help of his older brother Theo, Van Gogh was able to put all of his emotions and mental worries into productive use, creating masterpieces that are sold today for millions of dollars (“Vincent Willem”). Although he is hugely successful today, Van Gogh had little to no fame in his lifetime and he struggled immensely with his mental state of mind for many years. Ultimately his mental illness (some believe there were more than one) lead to his untimely death, but his turbulent state of mind also helped him to create magnificent images that are revered as some of the greatest pieces of art of today.
Using phraseology similar to that of Pollock, one could say that there are four van Goghs: the failing peasant, the successful sophisticate, the eccentric meaningful lover, and the van Gogh of the present day. All who have knowledge of the artist would know how complex his life was, and so it is not incredible to believe that he was all these things during his relatively short life. (Born in 1853, he died at the age of only 37, in 1890.) An alternate definition of Pollock’s statement is the following:
On July 27, 1890, Vincent Van Gogh somehow got a hold of a gun. He went out to the country at the place he was staying at and shot himself in the upper abdomen. He walked up to his room and laid by himself bleeding to death, just like he had done after cutting off his ear.
... the 20th century vogue in romanticized psychological biography. Who knows of how many other great paintings he could have completed in the following years. Although his life was cut short, Vincent van Gogh has since been recognized as one of the great geniuses of modern art. He was clearly one of the greatest postimpressionism painters of all time.
Vincent was an influential post-Impressionist painter born in 1853, Netherlands. With Theo van Gogh’s association, Vincent met reputable Impressionist painters such as Émile Henri Bernard and Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin. Impressionism served as a platform for Vincent in developing his own style . He explored with colours, a stark contrast from his usual dark and sombre style. The influence of Japonisme charmed Vincent into residing in Arles where he began painting landscapes. Thereafter, Vincent voluntarily checked into Saint-Rémy sanatorium where his works reflected strong colours and lights of the countryside around him. His manic depression and epileptic condition, led to his suicide on July 27th 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.
Vincent Van Gogh, a post-impressionist painter, was born March 30, 1853 in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands and died July 29, 1890. His father was a minister, his mother was an artist, he had three sisters and two younger brothers. He seemed to be close to his brother, Theo. He had to move out when he was 15 because his family was poor, he had to get a job and could no longer go to school. He never got married because he always seemed to be drawn to women in trouble, thinking he could help them but he couldn’t. (Editors, 2017)
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