Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh (Netherlands, 1853-1890) was a Dutch post-impressionist painter. He is one of the most well-known and influential figures in art history. During his artistic life, he produced about 2,100 paintings and drawings, including 860 oil paintings, most of which were made in the last two years of his life. These include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are distinguished by bold colors and vibrant, impulsive and expressive brushstrokes, which are considered the foundations of modern art. At the age of 37, he committed suicide after years of mental illness and poverty.
One of the first things many people think of when they think of Vincent van Gogh is that he cut off his own ear. This sharp act, committed in 1888, marked the beginning of the depression that would shake him for the rest of his life. Van Gogh should not be seen as a tortured, misunderstood artist. Van Gogh has found his place in the arts, and in a career spanning just a decade, he has produced emotional, visually-legendary paintings.
Largely self-taught, van Gogh produced more than 2,000 oil paintings, watercolors, drawings and sketches. He also wrote letters, particularly to his brother Theo, where he explored his thoughts on art. “Always keep walking a lot and loving nature, because that is the true way to learn to better and better understand art,” he wrote in 1874. “Painters understand and love nature and teach us to see.”
Towards the end of the nineteenth century, landscapes remained a popular subject. Partly based on their distaste for the modern city, many artists have looked at nature firsthand and sought places that looked like heavens on earth where they could feed their psychological and spiritual resonances into their work. Van Gogh especially spent time with peasants working in the countryside. His paintings included portraits of Dutch peasants and rural landscapes rendered in dark, moody tones.
The Development of Van Gogh's Painting Style and Post-Impressionism
In 1886, Van Gogh moved to Paris, where he encountered the work of the Impressionists and Neo-Impressionists, and the Pointillist work of Georges Seurat. Inspired by these artists' harmonious matching of colours, shorter brushstrokes and liberal use of paints, the artist brightened his own palette and relaxed his brushwork by emphasizing the physical application of paints on canvas. The style he developed in Paris and carried to the end of his life was known as Post-Impressionism. The term was a time when artists combined works with an interest in expressing their emotional and psychological responses to the world with bold colors and expressions. In a letter to his brother Theo, referring to the minds and temperament of artists, van Gogh once wrote that he was very sensitive to "colors and his particular language, the effects of complements, their contrasts, their harmony."
By 1888, Van Gogh had returned to the French countryside, where he remained until his death. There, he painted landscapes, portraits (portraits of himself and others), interiors, and lives still filled with personal symbolism, drawing closer to the villagers who had previously inspired him.
Artistic Style of Vincent Van Gogh
Van Gogh is one of the main representatives of the Art Impressionism (Post Impressionism) movement. His works are mostly oil paintings. After the elements of his painting style began to be used by the Fauvists and German expressionists, his reputation began to increase in the early 20th century.
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Vincent Van Gogh Famous Paintings
Three of his best-known works: ''Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers'', ''The Bedroom at Arles''and "Staryy night". Some of the other famous Van Gogh works: Irises, Night on the cafe terrace, Potato eaters, Yellow house, Wheat field and crows, The night cafe, blooming almond tree, Van Gogh's self-portrait, ''The red vineyard'' , the church in Auvers, "At eternitys Gate", Vase with red poppies, Houses at Auvers, Tree roots, Green Wheat Field with Cypress, Girl in white, Farms near Auvers oil paintings.