Van Gogh was really good at what he did I really liked the Starry Night over Rhone painting it looked really realistic. I liked the way he always painted the sky or painted things in nature. He used the same colors that he used in the Starry Night to paint the art piece Starry Night Over
Van Gogh based his paintings on the observable world around him, but he wanted to paint beyond the superficial reality of nature and express its mystery and power through an impulsive and spontaneous approach to painting. Self Portrait (dedicated to Gauguin) exhibits this desire. Although based on an observed scene, van Gogh uses non-naturalistic colors for expressive purposes. For example, van Gogh’s choice to paint a self-portrait on a baby-blue/light turquoise background was a radical step away from a naturalistically-colored background that would be seen in a Realist self-portrait (i.e.
Vincent van Gogh was one of many artists who self taught himself, who transformed the appearance of Post-Impressionism incessantly. His main focuses were his paintings, which he mostly painted in oil mediums. In his time, he has produced lot of paintings, most of which were of cityscapes, figure and landscape scenery. Unlike Pablo
Vincent In my art appreciation class this spring, we watched a slide show of Vincent Van Gogh’s painting. There was a song playing during the slide show, it was called “Vincent” by Don McLean. We learned that Van Gogh was a sad artist. He would paint whatever he was feeling.
In my research / readings of my chosen Artist, I found a lot of information about them that I will descibe individually. Based on the biography, It has been stated that Vincent “was a most well known post-impressionism Artist, for whom color was the chief symbol of expression, he was highly emotional, lacked self-confidence and struggled with his identity and with direction.” (Templeton Reid) In the late 1800’s is when Vincent basically made the decision to become an Artist, in which he wanted to provide some type of Happiness because he was able to create beauty (Templeton Reid). As you review the art chosen above by Vincent Van Gogh, you will notice the colors used were dark i.e. Greens, Oranges, Blues, with splashes of yellow to create the sun, which led me to believe that maybe this was when he was in the dark place of his life. In the Van Gogh painting, I see big trees with the nice bright sun shining over the blue water, while looking at the trees it makes me feel safe because of the openness of the surrounding space, also the brightness of the sun and the coolness of the water makes me calm and relaxed, it’s just something about being in nature that gives me a sense of peace and direction, nothing to distract or disturb me.
To begin with, Vincent Van Gogh used perseverance to overcome obstacles in his life. First, Vincent was born into a very poor family. Due to this setback, Vincent would use peasants as models for many of his drawings and paintings. Secondly, would be that Vincent only sold one painting in his lifetime called “The Red Vineyard” according to the Van Gogh Gallery. Even though it was a discouragement to him, he continued to create art. “Only when I fall do I get up again.”- Van Gogh. Thirdly, is that Vincent Van Gogh was a self-taught artist with little to no training. Since he taught himself, he did not have as much knowledge about techniques as other artists did, but gave his art more personality and life. For all of these reasons Vincent
Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most famous painters of all time. His style was post-impressionism. He was a Dutch man, born in an averaged sized town called Groot-Zundert, Netherlands. The reason he became an artist, and the thing that influenced him the most to become an artist was actually his mother. His mother was interested in nature, she did a lot of drawing and watercolors and that really influenced her son heavily and got him into art. When he was fifteen years old, his family was really struggling with their finances. Because of this, he was forced to get a job and help them provide. It ended up that his uncle owned an art dealership, so he got a job there.
Vincent Van Gogh painted many figures, landscapes, cityscapes, and sceneries during the post-impressionism art movement. He used lighter palettes of reds, yellows, oranges, greens, and blues. Van Gogh also experimented with broken brushstrokes. The work of impressionists inspired Van Gogh during his trip to Paris. Influenced by a fellow artist, Gauguin, Van Gogh began to paint from memory, making his paintings more decorative and less accurate. His unique techniques inspired many artists including Matisse, Derain, Pollock, and Bacon. Each of these artists adopted/extended Van Gogh’s style to preserve his techniques.
Vincent Van Gogh: The Life and Impression of a Post-Impressionist A great artist once wrote, “If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced”. This artist was Vincent van Gogh, soon to be an appraised artist known all around the world for his works, such as Starry Night. He is one of the very first artists of the post-impressionist style than is now adored in every continent. However, there is much more to the man than one painting. Creating a full timeline that stretches beyond Gogh’s life, this paper will discuss the life of Vincent van Gogh and the impression he made on the world.
The Portrait of Dr. Gachet The portrait of Dr. Gachet is one of Vincent van Gogh’s most revered portraits. There are two authenticated versions of the wonderful painting. They are both oil on canvas, and were made in June, 1890. They are easily distinguished by their different colours and the way uses to make them. The first one was auctioned at a record price of $82.5 million when sold in New York. It depicts Dr. Paul Gachet, who took care of Van Gogh during the months of his life.
Van Gogh The painting of “Dr.Gachet” is an oil canvas and measures to 67 cm x 58 cm (23.4 in x 22.0 in). Dr. Gachet was one of the reasons why Gogh painted the portrait. In 1890, Van Gogh's brother Theo was searching for a Saint-Rémy, that a former patient of the doctor Camille Pissarro recommended Theo, Gogh’s brother and told him about the interest Dr.Gachet has to work with artists. His brother sent Gogh to his second home in Auvers and that is when Dr.Gachet and Van Gogh met on May 20, 1890. Van Gogh and Dr. Gachet had a very close relationship that Gogh would say he felt like he found himself a “new brother”. That is why he did a portrait of him as an appreciation of his “brother” Dr.Gachet for bringing him into his care after coming out of the asylum and took care of him during his final months of life. In 1890 Van Gogh wrote a letter to his
Van Gogh, Starry Night and the Influence of Many Post-Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh was an inspiring artist, whose unique techniques and styles captured the attention of many artists and critics. Van Gogh’s emotions and surroundings was what interpreted his paintings. When it comes to the topic of Van Gogh’s artistic approach, each of his pieces displayed a brilliant use of color along with molding color and harmony with applying the elements and principles of art. While developing his techniques, Van Gogh was inspired by many artists such as Anton Mauve and Jean Francois Millet, adopting and changing his perspective into his style for his paintings. Other contemporary artists were inspired by Van Gogh, such as Henri Matisse, and
Vincent Van Gogh 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 was formed by his social, cultural and historical context. This is expressed clearly in the underlying stories of both paintings, Starry Night, 1889 and Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889. Both of these paintings portray a narrative relating to Van Gogh significantly as he emotionally connects to the
The Life of Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most famous artists of all time. He is known for his paintings and is hailed as the quintessential expressionist painter in history. Yet, Van Gogh lived one of the most troubling lives one could ever imagine. Almost every painting can be viewed as a look into his troubled soul. Van Gogh’s Paintings today can be sold for millions of dollars, but during his life time he sold a single painting for a measly 40 francs. Van Gogh’s legacy has left behind stories of greatness and sadness having to do with both his personal life and his career as an artist.