The life span of 37 years saw Vincent Willem van Gogh (Vincent) in creating beautiful works he dearly loved. Painting was an avenue, which allowed him to express his inner thoughts or vent his struggles. My decision to research on Vincent’s painting, Starry Night (1889) came with the inspiration from Don Mclean’s Song, Starry Starry Night where his lyrics spoke about Vincent’s life that further intrigued me in writing this paper.
In Van Gogh’s piece of art “Prisoners Exercising” (1890) is shown sadness, depression, and despair of the prisoners. You can say that prisoners are also hopeless, by how the artist drew faces of some of the prisoners. The artist used black, gray, dark blue, brown and dull orange colors, these colors make you feel sad and distressed. By looking at this painting and the colours that were used we can say that Van Gogh was feeling depressed and he had a life crisis. I believe that the artist’s message that he wanted to deliver is, this is how life can look like, making circles in a small room, loneliness, being controlled by other people who are watching your each and every step that you take. Maybe he wanted to show how people look like when they are freedomless.
For example, Vincent suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy, a chronic neurological condition which, led him to experience unprovoked seizures. Even with a horrible condition like this it allowed Vincent to see so much more beauty in the world, which he incorporated into his artwork. In fact, Vincent’s first influence came from his mother states BlogSpot. Vincent’s mother, was a highly skilled artist and under her wing, he soon inspired to become an artist. A final example, of how Vincent had passion is that he poured his heart and soul out in his work. This example is powerful because we see his passion today as well, in museums and books. All of these examples show how much passion Vincent Van Gogh
Although these talents can very depending on the individual’s perception the overall significance is that these individuals supplement the world with raw talent. For instance, Otto Dix, is a clear example of a person that embraces his illness, he demonstrates it in his paintings. Otto Dix “Self Portrait” portrays himself as being a confident young man, who is set to enter WW1 , but it also shows the beginnings of his mental illness. The fact that he is angry represents the reproach he has towards the enemies of war and the flower symbolizes death in this picture because it is often given to dead people to pay their respects.(Source C1) Furthermore, it is obvious his works contained traumatic experiences ,but the fact that he prefers to embrace his illness by painting is a better choice than committing suicide or having self- stigma affect him.
Perhaps illness so influenced the artistic style of Van Gogh, but the picture turned out completely different to all that the artist wrote so far. This is not a Van Gogh, who was known. In the canvas, there is tension, anxiety, dense colors and warm shades of olive-mustard. On the contrary, here there is some kind of lightness, airiness, and transparent weightlessness. On the manner of execution, the pattern resembles Japanese prints: iris field full of peace, a lightness, and transparency. "Irises" are simple and unique, they are striking in their serenity and the ability to remove the internal stress of everyone who saw at least reproduction. Painting simply breathes watercolor, translucency and make to look at it more than one hour.
Vincent Van Gogh has had a turbulent life based upon him having mental problems, was close to his brother, Theo, his parents weren’t supportive with his decisions, and him being an artist has made a huge impact on
Everybody has heard of the name Vincent Van Gogh. Maybe you’ve heard about his ear or you’ve seen his painting “The Starry Night”. Perhaps you had seen one of his paintings but didn’t know who he was. I am happy to tell you: today is your lucky day. You will be learning a little about him. He was a Dutch painter which was one of the 4 artists who led the movement Post-Impressionism (the use vivid colors, thick application of paint, and real-life subject matter), Van Gogh made about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 paintings. He didn’t have a good life. Van Gogh was constantly depressed, got heartbroken multiple times in his life (he never got married), and was insane. He suffered from psychotic episodes and hallucinations. Often, he didn’t care and neglected he was mentally unstable. For this reason, he did not eat properly and drank a lot.
The people back in the 19th century really didn’t accept Van Gaogh’s truthful and emotionally morbid way of expressing the way of art is to himself. It finally was seen as art through the people’s eyes. This set a stage of art that is now known as Expressionism. It is best characterized by the use of symbols and a style that expresses the artist’s inner feelings about his subject. His style of painting is exemplified by a projection of the painter’s inner experience onto the canvas he paints on. Van Gogh’s paintings are done with his feelings that goes on in his life. (Mark Harden’s Artchive)
Vincent Van Gogh is a widely known painter throughout the world for multiple reasons. His paintings weren’t just paintings, they were life experiences. Van Gogh’s life was an emotional and mental rollercoaster. Every single one of his paintings contained a story behind them. The visual aspect seemed as if they were full of motion. His painting techniques seemed to be impeccable. During the time period in which he was working on art, there was a big movement called the Impressionism Movement. This movement inspired artist to draw more landscapes and incorporate motion into their art. Van Gogh took full advantage of this movement. Van Gogh’s hard life and painting strategies are what made him so amazing as an all around artist. One of Van Gogh’s
Vincent Van Gogh was born in Zundert, Netherlands on 30 March 1858. He faced many downfall in his love life and it was art that helped him stay candidly adjusted. In 1885, he started working at what is thought to be his first showpiece, "Potato Eaters."
“Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul,” said William Maugham, a British playwright from the 19th century. Vincent Van Gogh, an artist who is considered by many one of the most inspirational artists in history, was no stranger to depicting his struggles in life or feelings in his work. Van Gogh’s piece Starry Night, designed in the year 1889, shows this to be true in that it was the result of his experiences in an asylum that encouraged this piece. Despite this work has being so well known, many critics and observers of the piece have differing views on what he was trying to communicate through it. Two prime examples of this can be seen by the views expressed in the poems entitled, “Vincent” and “The Starry Night”, written by Don McClean and Anne Sexton, respectively. While the poem “Vincent”, has a depressing tone to it, “The Starry Night”, by Anne Sexton, depicts Starry Night as having a more lively mood, which more accurately represents that of the painting, by Vincent Van Gogh.
Vincent Van Gogh had a rather depressing life. After being born into an upper-middle class family he quickly became depressed in life. He tried different things like working as an art dealer, becoming a Protestant missionary, and so on. None of these stuck for him as his mental health continued to decline. He was already a quiet, keep to himself kind of person, but over time he became more isolated. He got help from his younger brother Theo in the form of money and moved back home with his parents. This is when he began painting and eventually moved to Paris. Once moving there his paintings became more colorful and his painting style began to develop. He also began suffering from delusions and psychotic episodes and began neglecting his health by eating less and drinking alcohol more frequently and in
Unfortunately, for some artists, the reality of life isn’t so beautiful. One of the most talented, yet mentally ill artists of all time was Vincent Van Gogh. He was also from the 19th century belonging to the post-impressionists. In order for one to analyze the art of