Van Gogh 's Life And Education Essay

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VINCENT VAN GOGH: Born in Holland in 1853, Vincent van Gogh, the son of a Dutch minister, did not start painting until the age of 27. Suffering from psychological issues his entire life, Van Gogh would eventually take his own life seeing the world largely unmoved by his artistic efforts, selling only one painting during his existence as a painter on Earth. Today, Van Gogh has become one of the most renowned painters in the history of painting. Van Gogh is both famous and infamous for his evocative brand of painting, a style dependent heavily on the emotional state and impressionistic view of the painter. Why has this style captivate art critics and enthusiasts worldwide? What was the process by which Van Gogh developed this style and why? And what can be said of the man’s alleged psychosis in terms of his art? Van Gogh’s early life and education is marred with obscurity. Whatever he studied as a youngster has been either lost in time or deemed rather irrelevant. By the time Van Gogh was 16, he began work at the Hague gallery, likely given a connection by family member in the art dealership business. In 1873, Van Gogh was transferred to London and then to Paris. Having lost interest in the business, he considered pursuing his father’s footsteps into the clergy, but dropped out of school to begin a ministry with the miners of Borinage. This would prove to become a haunting experience for Van Gogh, who, from a substantial more prosperous social class, began interacting
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