Vincent Van Gogh And His Life

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In essence of this twenty-first (21st) Century, the life of Vincent Van Gogh; has become more of a legend with a substantial figure among painters and western art in the society today. Vincent Van Gogh is said to be a person with persevering characteristics due to all the failures he encountered in his career path from being a “minister like his father to dealing in arts like his uncle” (Blumer,2002) before becoming the successful painter, we all acknowledge in the world today. However, Vincent Van Gogh is practically known to be the subject discussed in midst of artists, historians, and psychologists worldwide based on his artworks, his mental health issues and cutting–off his left ear. In brief, Vincent Willem Van Gogh is a well-known Dutch post-impressionist painter, born to an austere country ministering father, and an artistic mother on March 30, 1853, in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands, and died as a result of gunshot wound to the chest in the arms of his brother Theo on July 29, 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise, France (Vincent, n.d.). In the wake of recent discoveries, there have been speculations whether the death of Vincent Van Gogh was a suicidal or murderous act; which implies whether Van Gogh shot himself or someone else did (Smith & Naifeh, 2014). It is believed the death of Van Gogh is yet a mystery basically lingering around to be solved. Nevertheless, Vincent Van Gogh was the oldest of his siblings, three sisters and two brothers; despite the fact his mother lost her
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