Vincent van Gogh was born in March of 1853 and died in July of 1890. He was of Dutch descent, born

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Vincent van Gogh was born in March of 1853 and died in July of 1890. He was of Dutch descent, born in the Netherlands, had four siblings, and was an artist of the post impressionist school of art. He didn’t want to become a great artist till later in his life. He actually aspired to be a pastor like his father. He wasn’t a very misbehaved child he was well mannered and serious. He did though always draw even at a young age but he didn’t start taking his art serious till his late twenties. He painted over 2,100 paintings though most of them he completed during his last two years of life. He suffered from mental illness during his life and extreme anxiety. A well known episode of his mental illness was when he became upset to find out his…show more content…
Van Gogh’s most famous work of art was his painting titled “The Starry Night” but Van Gogh himself didn’t think of it as one of his most important paintings. It was an oil painting he made in 1889. Its of a starry night looking over a town and the hills. He painted the view he had from his window while in Saint-Remy-de-Provence having to paint by memory during the day. Using mainly calmer dark colors like blue, green, and black then using the bright yellow for the stars, moon, and houses. By having all these calm dark colors and adding them with the yellow it makes the stars, moon, and homes pop out more by contrast. It has been in the Museum of Modern Arts in New York City since 1941. This artwork has become so famous because for one it is just very appealing and beautiful how the stars and moon pop out yellow in the swirling blue sky, also the texture of the painting is very unique. With globs of paint and hard brush strokes makes it look simple yet still stunning. Another reason for its importance would be that it was a marked a turning point in Van Gogh’s painting style. He left behind the dull earth tone colors and started using bright colors. Van Gogh inspired many with his use of contrast with bold and dull colors and his unique painting texture, so rough and thick while other artists were more light and detailed with their art. He was the definition of a tortured artist as

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