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Transcript of Van Gogh
Introduction of Van Gogh
Van Gogh's full name is Vincent Willem van Gogh. He was born on 30th March 1853 and passed away 29th July 1890 at the age of 37. He died from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted(although no gun was ever found). He was a post impressionist painter of Dutch origin, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art and he only sold one painting in his life.
'Starry Night Over The Rhone' Painting
He painted a seemingly couple whose arms seems to be linked at the right hand corner of the picture which is different from the other starry night paintings.
Artificial gas lighting on the opposite side of the river is reflected on the water.
Stars are shining brightly in the night sky.
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Two boats are parked on the river bank.
The painting was painted with thick brushstrokes.
The colours used were mostly the darker shade of colours.
The sky was navy blue at the sides of the painting but sky blue in the middle of the painting.
The stars shone brightly but around the stars the light gradually fades.
The strokes on the river bank were paint in a different direction.
He painted the man's hat yellow.
The woman was dressed in navy blue with a brown scarf.
At the background is the sky the middle ground is the sea and the foreground is the shore.
Every stroke was drawn in a rectangular shape.
The rectangles were arranged side by side neatly.
There was contrast used in the background.
The horizontal strokes gives the painting space.
Warm and cool colours were used in the painting.
The sky was painted in a cross hatched pattern while the sea was painted with strokes horizontally only.
The main focus of the artwork is coloured brighter than the rest, showing its importance in the painting.
There was a relaxing and romantic atmosphere.
Evoking the feeling of wonder in the vast sky, with the bright yellow stars contrasting with the dark blue background.
It was at night when the painting was painted.
The painting was painted over the rhone(At Arles, near its mouth on the Mediterranean Sea, the river divides into two branches, known as the Great Rhône)
The reflection of the gas lighting's was the most realistic amongst the other parts of the painting.
Although this painting wasn't that recognised, as compared to Starry Starry Night, Sunflowers and The Bedroom, but it was different as this was his
landscape painting to contain people.
As he was mentally ill, others might see it as a product of his insanity.
Unique style of oil painting. short, choppy brushed strokes, blending of colour.