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Vincent van Gogh biography
Vincent van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist artist. van Gogh`s paintings and drawings include some of the world's best known, most popular and most expensive pieces.
Van Gogh spent his early adult life working for a firm of art dealers. After a brief spell as a teacher, he became a missionary worker in a very poor mining region. He did not embark upon a career as an artist until 1880. Initially, van Gogh worked only with sombre colours, until he encountered Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism in Paris. He incorporated their brighter colours and style of painting into a uniquely recognizable style, which was fully developed during the time he spent at Arles, France. He produced more than 2,000 works, including around 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches, during the last ten years of his life. Most of his best-known works were produced in the final two years of his life, during which time he cut off part of his left ear following a breakdown in his friendship with Paul Gauguin. After this he suffered recurrent bouts of mental illness, which led to his suicide.
The central figure in Van Gogh's life was his brother Theo, who continually and selflessly provided financial support. Their lifelong friendship is documented in numerous letters they exchanged from August 1872 onwards. Van Gogh is a pioneer of what came to be known as Expressionism. He had an enormous influence on 20th century art, especially on the Fauves and German Expressionists.
Van Gogh Paintings
Van Gogh drew and painted water-colours while he went to school, though very few of these works survive, and his authorship is challenged for many claimed to be from this period. When he committed himself to art as an adult (1880), he started at the elementary level by copying the "Cours de dessin," edited by Charles Bargue and published by Goupil & Cie. Within his first two years he began to seek commissions, and in spring 1882, his uncle, Cornelis Marinus (owner of a renowned gallery of contemporary art in Amsterdam) asked him to provide drawings of the Hague; Van Gogh's work did not prove up to his uncle's expectations. Despite this, Uncle Cor (or "C.M. " as he was referred to by his nephews) offered a second commission, specifying the subject matter in detail, but he was once again disappointed with the result.
Nevertheless, Van Gogh persevered with his paintings. He improved the lighting of his atelier (studio) by installing variable shutters, and experimented with a variety of drawing materials. For more than a year he worked hard on single figures—highly elaborated studies in "black and white," which at the time gained him only criticism. Nowadays they are appreciated as his first masterpieces. In spring 1883, he embarked on multi-figure compositions, based on the drawings. He had some of them photographed, but when his brother commented that they lacked liveliness and freshness, Vincent destroyed them and turned to oil painting. Already in autumn 1882, Theo had enabled him to do his first paintings, but the amount Theo could supply was soon spent. Then, in spring 1883, Vincent turned to renowned Hague School artists like Weissenbruch and Blommers, and received technical support from them, as well as from painters like De Bock and Van der Weele, both Hague School artists of the second generation.
More or less acquainted with impressionist and neo-impressionist techniques and theories, Van Gogh went to Arles to develop these new possibilities. But within a short time, older ideas on art and work reappeared: ideas like doing series on related or contrasting subject matter, which would reflect the purpose of art. Already in 1884 in Nuenen he had worked on a series that was to decorate the dining room of a friend in Eindhoven. Similarly in Arles, in spring 1888 he arranged his Flowering Orchards into triptychs, began a series of figures which found its end in The Roulin Family, and finally, when Gauguin had consented to work and live in Arles side by side with Vincent, he started to work on the The Décoration for the Yellow House, probably the most ambitious effort he ever undertook. Most of his later work is elaborating or revising its fundamental settings.
The paintings from the Saint-Rémy period are often characterized by swirls and spirals. The patterns of luminosity in these images have been shown to conform to Kolmogorov's statistical model of turbulence. At various times in his life Van Gogh painted the view from his window; this culminated in the great series of Van Gogh paintings of the wheat field he could see from his adjoining cells in the asylum at Saint-Rémy.
External links of Van Gogh Paintings
* Vincent van Gogh Gallery. The complete works and letters of Vincent van Gogh.
* Van Gogh's Letters. , unabridged and annotated.
* Van Gogh Museum. , Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
* Van Gogh. at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., United States.
* Photographs of locations in Auvers-sur-Oise painted by Van Gogh. .
* 'Drama at Arles new light on Van Gogh's self-mutilation' from Apollo, September 2005 by Martin Bailey.
* Painted with Words: Vincent van Gogh's Letters to Emile Bernard, New York Times, September 9, 2007
* Works by or about Vincent van Gogh in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
* Van Gogh at Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
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Vincent Van Gogh Paintings Starry Night
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Vincent Van Gogh Paintings Sunflowers
Vincent Van Gogh Paintings Irises
Vincent Van Gogh Paintings The Night Cafe
Vincent Van Gogh Paintings Two Cypresses
Vincent Van Gogh Paintings Le Moulin de la Galette2
Vincent Van Gogh Paintings The Bedroom
Vincent Van Gogh Paintings self portrait
Vincent Van Gogh Paintings Wheatfield with Crows
Vincent Van Gogh Paintings Reaper
Vincent Van Gogh Paintings The Blooming Plumtree
Vincent Van Gogh Paintings Cherry Tree
Vincent Van Gogh Paintings The Old Mill
Vincent Van Gogh Paintings The Harvest, Arles
Vincent Van Gogh Paintings Cypresses
Vincent Van Gogh Paintings Cornfield with Cypresses
Vincent Van Gogh Paintings Wheat Field with Crows Etc.
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