Vincent van Gogh
- Born: 30. March 1853 in Zundert
- Died: 29. July 1890
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Vincent Willem van Gogh was a 19th-century Dutch painter who is now considered one of the best-known and most influential artists in art history. He was born on March 30, 1853 in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands, and died on July 29, 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise, France. Van Gogh lived a life of passion and creativity, but also of mental problems and physical suffering. His works revolutionized modern art and his techniques and styles inspired and influenced many artists.
Van Gogh's artistic career began in the late 1870s when he worked as an art dealer and became interested in art. He first began painting as a self-taught painter before moving to Brussels in 1880 to take professional lessons at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1883 he began painting the peasants and workers of his homeland in earthy, heavy colors, but in 1886 he moved to Paris, where he discovered the serene and light painting of the Impressionists. He lived in the artists' district of Montmartre, where he became acquainted with the works of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.
Van Gogh's style is characterized by intense colors and bold brushstrokes, often applied in thick layers. His early works were mostly dark landscapes and genre scenes, but he soon became interested in painting flowers and still lifes. During his time in Paris, he developed a love of Japanese art that was reflected in his work.
In 1888, van Gogh moved to the southern French town of Arles, where he created many of his most famous works, including "Starry Night," "Sunflowers" and "The Yellow House." In Arles, he found inspiration in the landscape and nature and often painted outdoors. During this time, he also had friendships and artistic collaborations with other artists, including Paul Gauguin.
Van Gogh's mental and physical health deteriorated over time, however. He had many crises and had to spend several months in a mental institution in Saint-Rémy. During this time he painted some of his most famous works, including "Irises" and "Sick Field." In 1890, van Gogh moved to Auvers-sur-Oise, where he continued to paint but suffered a gunshot wound in his room on July 27, from which he died two days later. The exact circumstances of his death are still unclear.
Van Gogh's influence on art history is enormous. His style and techniques have influenced modern art, and his works are now some of the most expensive in the world.
To our knowledge the art works on this page were created in the years from 1886 to 1890.
Vincent van Gogh uses for the pictures shown here mostly the technique: Huile sur toile.
The pictures are predominantly assigned to the art direction Impressionism.
Vincent van Gogh was mainly concerned with the following motives: Landscapes.
The art works of the artist are dominated by the colors green, gray and brown.
5 works of the artist Vincent van Gogh can be found here: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.