Vincent Van Starry Night
424 wordsVincent 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 and intrigue. ...
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Vincent Van Gogh Brother Theo
926 wordsVincent Van Gogh was born March 30 th 1853. He was born in a small village of Groot-Zundart. His father Theodorus Van Gogh was a Protestant Preacher in the village. Vincent had a younger brother Theo who was born May 1 st 1857. Vincent had three uncles that were art dealers so it was hard to imagine that he would not get involved with art. In July of 1869 Vincent left to become an apprentice to Goupil's art dealers at The Handle. He worked there for four years then was transferred in January to ...
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Biography Of Vincent Van Gogh
1,330 wordsI'm not going to include a full biography of Vincent van Gogh since such information is easily enough obtained from the more traditional media (do people still visit libraries and book shops these days? ). As I mention on my References page, David Sweetman's Van Gogh: His Life and Art is an excellent biography and I would definitely recommend it. In addition, the chronology I include below gives a reasonable overview of the important events in the course of Vincent's life. For my own Van Gogh si...
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Vincent Van Gogh Fell In Love
1,235 wordsWhat drove Vincent Van Gogh, born March 30, 1853, to his mental illness and suicide? Could it have been the many things he tried, but failed at in his life? He failed in many different careers, in love, and even his artwork. Van Gogh sold only one painting his entire life. Because of his mental illness, he was considered a crazy person. At the age of sixteen, Van Gogh went to go work with his Uncle Vincent, whom he was named after, as an art dealer at the Gospel and Co. This job had branches not...
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Van Gogh The Expressionist
1,652 words"What lives in art and is eternally living, is first of all the painter, and then the painting. " - Vincent Van Gogh Expressionism is an art form in which the very style itself and the symbols that the artist uses are meant to express his innermost feelings on the subject. Vincent van Gogh has often been hailed as the quintessential expressionist painter. His artwork covers a range of moods over the years, and his canvases are almost mirrors into his troubled soul. Vincent van Gogh lived a troub...
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Vincent Van Gogh Brother Theo
1,942 wordsArt historian Griselda Pollock, in her documentary entitled The Legend of van Gogh, stated that there are several van Gogh's. To agree or disagree with this statement, one must firstly understand the point Pollock is attempting to get across. One could interpret this opinion as meaning that there are various artistic styles and several facets of van Gogh's life that can be critically analysed; having this understanding of Pollock's attitude toward van Gogh, it would be difficult not to agree wit...
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Self Portraits Van Gogh And Rembrandt
964 wordsEach artist is an individual with a unique style, and although these styles can be similar in practice the individuality of the artist often proves the discriminating factor for a successful artwork. Self-portraits are beneficial when looking at the individuality of the artist as there are two aspects to look at the artists style, and the artists view of him / herself . The latter can provide a brief insight into the mental situation of the artist as well as any apparent influencing factors of t...
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Expressionism In Vincent Van Starry Night
1,218 wordsVincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 in Zundert, a village in the southern province of North Brabant. He was the eldest son of the Reverend Theodorus van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. At the age of 16 he started work at the Hague gallery of the French art dealers, in which his uncle Vincent was a partner. Vincent was dismissed from the firm at the beginning of 1876. He then took a job as an assistant teacher in England, but disappointed by the lack of prospects he returned to Holland ...
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Vincent Van Gogh 20 Th Century
1,488 wordsBy: Phil In present time, Vincent van Gogh is probably the most widely known and highly appreciated person of postimpressionism. During his brief lifetime, Vincent's work went almost unknown to this world. His work now hangs in countless museums throughout the world and is considered priceless. His work became an important bridge between the 19 th and 20 th centuries. The art-historical term, Postimpressionism was coined by Roger Fry a British art critic, who described the various styles of pain...
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20 Th Century Van Gogh
1,314 words... d so it speaks of manual labour, and how they have honestly earned their food'. In 1885 van Gogh moved to Antwerp on the advice of Antoine Mauve (a cousin by marriage), and studied for some months at the Academy there. Academic instruction had little to offer such an individualist, however, and in February 1886 he moved to Paris, where he met Pissarro, Degas, Gauguin, Seurat, and Toulouse-Lautrec. At this time his painting underwent a violent metamorphosis under the combined influence of Imp...
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Vincent Van Gogh French Painter
1,254 wordsPostimpressionism Postimpressionism was a movement in late- 19 th-century French painting that emphasized the artist's personal response to a subject. Postimpressionism takes its name from an art movement that immediately preceded it: Impressionism. But whereas impressionist painters concentrated on the depiction of a subject's immediate appearance, postimpressionist's focused on emotional or spiritual meanings that the subject might convey. Although impressionist artists interpreted what they s...
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20 Th Century Van Gogh
1,353 words... and atmosphere. Finally, living as a solitary in Aix rather than alternating between the south and Paris, C'elaine moved into his late phase. Now he concentrated on a few basic subjects: still lifes of studio objects built around such recurring elements as apples, statuary, and tablecloths; studies of bathers, based upon the male model and drawing upon a combination of memory, earlier studies, and sources in the art of the past; and successive views of the Mont Sainte-Victoire, a nearby land...
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Van Gogh Starry Night
908 wordsVan Gogh had always been somewhat fascinated by the night. This fascination seemed to manifest itself further in Aries; Van Gogh often painted images of the night and nightlife during the night. He completed Cafe Terrace at Night as well as The Night Caf 1081; . The Night Caf 1081; was a further example of Van Gogh's belief that artists should "paint things not as they are... but as they feel them" (Philpott 40 - 41). Van Gogh had long associated particular colors with particular emotions. I...
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Van Gogh Organized Religion
882 wordsIn the 1800 's, scientists made many discoveries about light and its spectrum of colors. The Post-Impressionists were among the first artists in history to apply scientific laws of light and color to their art. They used the discoveries of physicists and chemists in choosing which colors to place side by side to create various artistic effects. For centuries, paints were made from things like ground up beetles, burnt bones, and different kinds of metal and even precious stones. Some of the color...
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Vincent Van Gogh Oil On Canvas
1,980 wordsRunning Head: Modernism Name: Course: Tutor: December 28 th 2011 Introduction In the history of art, the phrase modern normally refers to an era dating from roughly the 1860 s to 1935 and describes the ideology and style of art produced during that period. The phrase modernism is used to refer to the art of the modern era. Modernism is typified by the rejection of tradition. In the nineteenth and twentieth century, there was a predicament in art. Being able to paint convincing images of mythical...
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Religion In The Paintings Of Van Gogh
1,333 wordsReligion in the Paintings of van Gogh Nowadays, perhaps, it is difficult to find the person to whom name Vincent Van Gogh would be unfamiliar, the Dutch artist, who created his masterpieces at the end of XIX century in France. He has been not recognized as great artist by contemporaries, but at descendants has got unprecedented popularity. Canvas of his brush, after hundred years after their creation, became not only one of the most expensive products of the modern art, they, at last, have been ...
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Vincent Van Gogh Brush Strokes
2,672 wordsVincent van Gogh Van Gogh's early period includes all his work from 1879 through 1885. Between August 1879 and November 1885, he worked in Even, The Hague where he received some instruction from his cousin, Anton Mauve and in Nutten, among other places. In 1886, Vincent Van Gogh left his home in Holland and traveled to Paris. There he found a world and way of living that was like nowhere else. Paris was filled with theaters, dance halls, cafes, large boulevards for strolling, and parks filled wi...
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Vincent Van Gogh Mental Illness
832 wordsThe 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 ...
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Vincent Van Gogh Brother Theo
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Vincent Van Gogh Early Works
614 wordsGogh, 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 ...
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