Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Vincent Van Gogh

Artist
by

Moe Hassan

on 3 June 2010

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Willem van Gogh 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890 was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th century art for its vivid colors and emotional impact. He suffered from anxiety and increasingly frequent bouts of mental illness throughout his life, and died largely unknown, at the age of 37, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Birth name Vincent Willem van Gogh
Born 30 March 1853 (1853-03-30)
Zundert, Netherlands Died 29 July 1890 Auvers-sur-Oise, France Nationality Dutch Field Painter
Movement Post-Impressionism
Works The Potato Eaters, Sunflowers, The Starry Night, Irises, Portrait of Dr. Gachet
For the last few months of van Gogh's life, he was seeing Dr. Gachet about his mental instability. Van Gogh's Portrait of Dr. Gachet remains one of the most expensive paintings in the world. In 1990, Japanese businessman Ryoei Saito, paid $82.5 million for the painting. But since his death in 1996, the painting has not been seen.


Vincent also suffered from severe depression and was admitted to an asylum in December 1888, after chopping off part of his own ear (and not all of it as the myth suggests). He would be in and out of asylums for the next year. It is thought that he was actually epileptic (a condition of the brain that causes seizures) and that is why people thought he had fits of insanity throughout his life. While in the asylum Vincent painted one of his best-known paintings, Starry Night. In mid-May 1890, Vincent left the asylum and spent the last few months of his life in Auvers, France.

Birth name Vincent Willem van Gogh
Born 30 March 1853 (1853-03-30)
Zundert, Netherlands
Died 29 July 1890 (1890-07-30) (aged 37)
Auvers-sur-Oise, France
Nationality Dutch
Field Painter
Movement Post-Impressionism
Works The Potato Eaters, Sunflowers, The Starry Night, Irises, Portrait of Dr. Gachet
Post-Impressionism is an umbrella term that accomplish; achieve a variety of artists who were influenced by Impressionism but took their art in other directions.

There is no single well-defined style of Post-Impressionism, but in general it is less idyllic and more emotionally charged than Impressionist work.

The classic Post-Impressionists are Paul Gauguin, Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Rousseau and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The Pointillists and Les Nabis are also generally included among the Post-Impressionists. ghostlightning.wordpress.com ghostlightning.wordpress.com vangoghpaintings.net artistquoteoftheday.wordpress.com allartclassic.com abcgallery.com playhappy.wordpress.com painting.about.com
Full transcript