Vincent van Gogh

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Vincent van Gogh short biography

Vincent van Gogh (Vincent Willem van Gogh) was a Dutch painter. He was born on 30 of March 1853. in the history of Western art, Van Gogh is among the most famous figures. Vincent created 2,700 artworks over a decade.

Vincent Van Gogh’s Ear

Van Gogh had a brief, if unsuccessful, period of time with the artist Gauguin in Arles. Van Gogh’s intensity and mental imbalance made him difficult to live with. At the end of the two weeks, Van Gogh approached Gauguin with a razor blade. Then Gauguin fled back to Paris, and Van Gogh later cut off the lower part of his ear with the blade.

Van Gogh, Dreamer Quote

“For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”

Van Gogh’s last two years

In the last two years of his life, Van Gogh was at his most productive as a painter. Meanwhile he developed a style of painting that was quick and rapid – leaving no time for contemplation and thought. Vincent painted with quick movements of the brush and drew increasingly avant-garde style shapes – foreshadowing modern art and its abstract style. He felt an overwhelming need and desire to paint.

his own note about painting

“The work is an absolute necessity for me. I can’t put it off, I don’t care for anything but the work; that is to say, the pleasure in something else ceases at once and I become melancholy when I can’t go on with my work. Then I feel like a weaver who sees that his threads are tangled, and the pattern he had on the loom is gone to hell, and all his thought and exertion is lost.”

Van Gogh famous paintings

Cypresses painting by Van Gogh | Nefelibata

Cypresses

 

Café Terrace at Night painting by van gogh | nefelibata

Café Terrace at Night

Van Gogh "Self-portrait" (1887) Amsterdam | Nefelibata

Van Gogh Self-portrait

Van Gogh Self-portrait was painted in 1887. currently in Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum.

 

The Starry Night painting by Van Gogh | Nefelibata

The Starry Night

The Starry Night was painted in June 1889.

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