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Van Gogh And Starry Night

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While researching Vincent Van Gogh, I found out several interesting facts about him that I previously didn’t know. I also found out information on one of his famous paintings, Starry Night . My goal for this essay is to provide information and insight into both van Gogh and Starry Night. Vincent Willem van Gogh was a post impressionist painter. He was born in Zundert, Netherlands on March 30, 1853 and died in Auvers-sur-Oise, France on July 29, 1890. As a child, van Gogh had a bad temperament that stopped his pursuits in their tracks, and by the age of 27 he was, or had been, a french tutor and a salesman in an art gallery among other things. Many of his first paintings, such as Potato Eaters (1885, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam), reflected his experiences as a preacher. Some would say that his early work was dark and somber, sometimes even crude, providing evidence of his desire to express the misery and poverty of humanity though his eyes. In 1886, van Gogh went to Paris, France to live with his brother Theo van Gogh, who was an art dealer, and became well known with the new art movements being developed at the time. During that period, van Gogh began to experiment with current techniques after being influenced by the impressionists work and that of such Japanese printmakers as Hiroshige and Hokusai, and
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