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How Did Vincent Van Gogh Affect The Quality Of His Art?

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When one thinks of Vincent Van Gogh, they may not initially think of his multiple health issues. Moreover, their thoughts will progress the multitude of artworks he produced during his lifetime. They will be more excited to speak of his impact on impressionism which had a substantial impact on the world of art. Along with the other impressionist greats such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Cezanne, Leonardo Da Vinci, Edouard Manet etc. What is little known is that how troubled he was during his lifetime and how he experienced a tumultuous series of ‘attacks” and depression.This troubled time in his life ranged from 1880, when he was institutionalized at Arles to the time of his unfortunate death on July 29, 1890. What is still left to be answered is did his multiple addictions improve the quality of his art or was he suffering from something else that drove him insane and contributed to the great prowess of his artwork?
Vincent Van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, “in the village of Groot Zundert in Southern Holland, the eldest of six children”. His father was a pastor at the Dutch Reformed Church and his mother was named Anna Cornelia Carbentus. His childhood was rough from the beginning due to the loss of his brother prior to his birth. He always felt like there was something missing and tried hard to fill this void by doing anything he could to impress his parents. This plan proved futile once he realized he would not be admitted to “theological school in Amsterdam
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