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  • Vincent Van Gogh
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    The Art and Life of Vincent van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most distinguished modern artists. His early work depicts humble subjects, peasants mostly, with a gentle hand. Many of his other paintings are mostly room settings, and still lifes of flowers with such intensity that it would seem as if he had captured a piece of the sun and used it in his painting. It is truly ironic that during his lifetime, he received no recognition whatsoever, and only sold one painting. Van Gogh faltered ...
  • Van Gogh
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    Gogh, Vincent Willem van (1853-1890), Dutch post impressionist painter, whose work represents the archetype of expressionism, the idea of emotional spontaneity in painting. Van Gogh was born March 30, 1853, in Groot-Zundert, son of a Dutch Protestant pastor. Early in life he displayed a moody, restless temperament that was to thwart his every pursuit. By the age of 27 he had been in turn a salesman in an art gallery, a French tutor, a theological student, and an evangelist among the miners at Wa...
  • Southern France Van Gogh
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    Vincent Van Gogh is a Dutch post impressionist painter who has a tragically short career. His work represents the archetype of expressionism, the idea of emotional spontaneity in painting. Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in Groot-Zundert, Holland. He was the eldest son of six children in the family, and his father was a Dutch Protestant pastor. By the age of 27 he had been a salesman in an art gallery, a French tutor, a theological student, and a preacher among the miners at Was mes...
  • Age Twenty Seven Van Gogh
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    The nineteenth century was home to many great artists. One of the most predominate artists was Vincent Van Gogh, born on March 30, 1853 in Holland. Van Gogh was an unsuccessful post impressionist painter during his short, turbulent, tragic life. It is not until after his death that Van Gogh's work was truly realized for its unique quality and appreciated. Today he is extolled as an artistic genius. During his life, Van Gogh produced about seven hundred fifty paintings and one thousand six hundre...
  • Long Ribbon Of Orange Paint Van Gogh
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    Art! What is Art Art is the expression of ideas in some sensuous medium. And the ideas, in taking material forms of beauty, make a direct appeal to the emotions through the senses, Thus, the medium of sculpture is solids, the medium of music is sound and the medium of painting is color". Appreciation of art is the understanding, the awareness, the sensitivity to the work of the artist". (George, Lauren Kane) Vincent Van Gogh was indeed a brilliant artist. His work influenced and inspired many pe...
  • Vincent Van Gogh
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    Vincent Van Gogh: Woe is Me During the last twenty years of the nineteenth century a new form of artistic painting formed. Postimpressionism was a form of art where the artist was highly individual and expressive. Some of the most creative painters in history helped to make the style a success. Paul Gauguin and Paul Cezanne are two of the most creative and popular painters among the post impressionists, but not the master. The master of the post impressionist movement was Vincent Van Gogh. Vince...
  • Gogh's Intent
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    Vincent Van Gogh was and still is, a well know artist, but did people really know him? Did they have any idea what was going on in his brain? From the looks of his final self-portrait, I think not. This painting was completed just months before his suicide, while he was living in Avers, a hospital which treated patents, like Van Gogh, for mental illnesses. From my point of view, I feel that Van Gogh's intent was to show his strong emotions. He obviously wanted to show his strong effort of will d...
  • Sides To Monet's Painting Style
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    Expressive Essay In this essay, I will contrast and compare the two art movements, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism. I will be concentrating on the works of the two leading artists of these styles Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. The impressionist movement is often considered to mark the beginning of the modern period of art. It was developed in France during the late 19th century. The impressionist movement arose out of dissatisfaction with the classical, dull subjects and clean cut prec...
  • Old Vincent Van Gogh
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    Insanity of an Artist Vincent William Van Gogh, currently a world known artist, lead a depressing life and only sold 1 painting during his lifetime. He was born on March 30, 1853 in Groot Zundert, Netherlands. The Van Gogh's family consist of Theodor us Van Gogh (The father), Anna Cornelia Carbentus (The mother), Theo Van Gogh (The younger brother), Elizabeth Van Gogh (The sister), and finally Vincent Van Gogh (The older brother). Van Gogh's birth came one year to the day after his mother gave b...
  • 1890 Vincent Van Gogh
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    Most casual art lovers see Van Gogh as a troubled but successful artist. This is far from the actual truth of his chaotic life which was filled with failure in every occupational pursuit he attempted including painting, and was marked by episodes of depression, violence, and abnormal behavior. Thanks to the preservation of thousands of letters Van Gogh had written to friends and family, especially to his brother Theo, we have a nearly complete understanding of his feelings, experiments, and view...
  • Vincent Van Gogh
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    Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter, whose work represents the archetype of expressionism, the idea of emotional spontaneity in painting. Van Gogh was born March 30, 1853, in Groot-Zundert, son of a Dutch Protestant pastor. Van Gogh's birth came one year to the day after his mother gave birth to a first, stillborn child; also named Vincent. There has been much speculation about Vincent van Gogh suffering later psychological trauma as a result of being a 'replacement child' an...
  • Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh
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    Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh; a well known name by most and a highly reputable figure amongst painters and other artists, he showed his true talent and passion for the arts in his short career, a career which only lasted ten years (Preble 117). As we know, it takes a tremendous amount of effort, awareness and creativity to convey your emotions, thoughts and feelings through your work. Here, we will attempt to construe his feelings through his work and also begin to view and understand thing...
  • Vincent Van Gogh
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    Vincent Van Gogh was born in 1853 in Holland. Van Gogh worked various jobs before becoming a theology student in Amsterdam. But because of both professional and personal failures Van Gogh decided to 'comfort the humble' and he went to live and work in a mining community. While working and living in the mining community Van Gogh found himself drawn more and more to art. So in 1880 Vincent moved to Brussels and then to Antwerp to study painting. Van Gogh didn't start his career in art until he was...
  • Center Of Arts And Painting
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    Gjikondi 1 Eldorado Gjikondi Instructor: Theresa Joseph English 101 March 29, 2000 VAN GOGH Art is a severe Goddess, who in return for her smiles demands many sacrifices. No one did more to please her, and no one was so insufficiently rewarded as Van Gogh. Several times the blows that she dealt him were painful enough to make any reasonable man resign. Only fanaticism and faith in her would permit one to leap the abyss between reality and desire. With cruel, merciless method, art asked from Van ...
  • Vincent Van Gogh
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    Vincent Van Gogh was born in Groot-Zundert, in 1853. When he was in his teens he would go help his uncle who was an art dealer. In 1878, Vincent was studying to become a minister, but he failed his theology exams and could not be ordained. He became a preacher instead, and he preached for a poor coal -mining district. Van Gogh soon became interested in art, and in 1880, he started it as a profession. He started out doing still lifes and scenes of pleasant life done in dark colors. In 1886, he we...
  • Two Bright Colored Paintings By Van Gogh
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    Portrait of the Peasant by Vincent van Gogh. Vincent van Gogh has always been an interesting artist who has captured the attention and admiration of many artists, critics and mere admirers. Like many artists during his life he suffered many disappointments, which in turn caused him to go through some transitions in style and subject matter regards to his work. It is quite interesting to actually see the changes that occurred in his life through his work, a gift that not many artists are blessed ...
  • Lines Van Gogh
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    Vincent Van Gogh, the creator of The Starry Night, was born in Groot Zundert, The Netherlands on March 30th, 1853. Van Gogh was the son of Theodor us van Gogh, a pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church, and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Van Gogh mainly painted and drew images of the poor in the early stages of his career. Van Gogh eventually painted his first important work in 1885, The Potato Eaters. In 1886, Van Gogh moved in with his brother in Paris and further improved as an artist. He stayed true t...
  • Night Cafe Van Gogh
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    Vincent van Gogh had definitely earned the respect from Paris avant-garde, and even through history, he still remained one of the greatest artists. Van Gogh became an artist at the age of 27. He created hundreds of bold, brilliant paintings. Due to the fast city pace, it had affected his psychological condition. As a result, he preferred to work by himself. When he was 33, he moved to Paris, becoming into a brilliant colorist. Two years later, he moved to Arles, producing bold, bright paintings ...
  • Place Of Vincent Van Gogh
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    Through most of his life Vincent van Gogh suffered greatly from some form of mental illness, according to writer Philip Vickers the illness "was probably epilepsy". Because of this illness van Gogh lived in the small French village of Auvers where he spent the last months of his life, while creating some his most monumental works that include Starry Night, Wheat Fields Under Clouded Ski, Wheat Field with Crows, The Church at Auvers, and Vineyards at Auvers. Vincent stayed in Auvers at the Ravoux...
  • Marvelous Painting
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    Starry Night Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night is a marvelous painting in which Van Gogh paints a picture that is colorful and descriptive. This painting can be described as mysterious and intriguing. It can signify a variety of moods, objects, and atmosphere. Van Gogh portrays a small French town located in the countryside. This town is characterized by rolling mountains, big starry sky, small houses, green fields, a large tree, and a church. He uses these details to paint a story full of color a...

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