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Vincent Van Gogh
Transcript of Vincent Van Gogh
Grew up in the Netherlands
Had five younger siblings
Enjoyed being in nature
Did not focus on art during childhood
Age 16: received an employment for the Hague Gallery at Goupil and Co. where his uncle worked as an art dealer
Facts About Van Gogh
What Makes Van Gogh a Modern Artist?
The Early Years
Vincent Van Gogh
Artable. Artble © 2014 English (US), n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2014.
Van Gogh Gallery. © Copyright 2002-2013 Van Gogh Gallery, n.d.
Web. 20 Mar. 2014. <http://www.vangoghgallery.com/painting/>.
Painted approx. 900 paintings during short artistic career 
His depression inspired and helped him to paint
Only sold 1 painting in his entire life
Christmas Eve 1888: cut off lower part of his left ear and gave it to woman he loved 
Van Gogh shot himself, but didn't die right away 
Died two days later on July 29, 1890 at age 37 
Became famous after he was dead
Decided to work directly with the poor (just like his father did)
1874 (Age 27): rejected by girl he loved, causing him to feel extremely lonely and go through a depressed period
Studied theology but did not pursue it 
Close relationship with working class
Gave away all material goods
Decided to become an artist
Artistic career: 1880-1890 
The Potato Eaters
"Vincent van Gogh". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2014. Web. 30 March 2014.
In Paris,Van Gogh observed art from a few of the most noteworthy artists of his time.
-Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Connected colors with emotions
Used a variety of bright colors 
Painted with thicker brush strokes - created new techniques 
Painted his surroundings and how he viewed things  
Focused greatly on nature, landscapes, working class
Moved away from traditional artworks
More abstract than before
Van Gogh painted with haste 
Led to Post-Impressionism Period 
Inspires the artists and poets of today
Many of his famous styles in his paintings are still used
Van Gogh, Vincent. The Potato Eaters. 1885. Van Gogh Museum,
The Netherlands. The Van Gogh Gallery. "The Potato Eaters". 15 January 2013. <http://www.vangoghgallery.com/catalog/Painting/453/Potato-Eaters,The.html
Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers
Van Gogh, Vincent. Still Life:Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers. 1888.
National Gallery. London, United Kingdom. The Van Gogh Gallery. "Still Life:Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers". 15 January 2013.
The Van Gogh Gallery. 15 January 2013. Templeton Reid, LLC. 30 March 2014.
Van Gogh, Vincent. Irises. 1889. Getty Center, France. The Van Gog Gallery. "Irises". 15
January 2013. http://www.vangoghgallery.com/catalog/Painting/244/Irises.html
"Van Gogh, Vincent". Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica
Online. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/media/59904/Self-portrait-by-Vincent-van-Gogh-oil-on-mill-board>
Van Gogh, Vincent. The Starry Night. 1889. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Van Gogh Gallery. "The Starry Night". 15 January 2013. http://www.vangoghgallery.com/catalog/Painting/508/Starry-Night.html>.
Vincent's Bedroom in Arles
Van Gogh, Vincent. Vincent's Bedroom in Arles. 1888. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Van Gogh Gallery. "Vincent's Bedroom in Arles". 15 January 2013. http://www.vangoghgallery.com/catalog/Painting/715/Vincent_s-Bedroom-in-Arles.html
"The Art Story.org - Your Guide to Modern Art." Vincent Van Gogh Biography, Art, and Analysis of Works. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2014. <http://www.theartstory.org/artist-van-gogh-vincent.htm>.