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Vincent Van Gogh
Transcript of Vincent Van Gogh
Becoming an Artist The Vincent van Gogh
We All Know Vincent van Gogh's Pursuit
in Becoming an Artist Vincent Van Gogh's Final Pursuit
as a Artist
Self Destruction and Road to Fame At the surface, Vincent van Gogh may seem like he had it easy, but he really had a rough life. He never seemed to be able to get anything right, nor did anything ever work out for him. It's incredible, how one person can be looked over during the time, but once they're gone, they're recognized. Work Cited:
The Van Gogh Gallery. 15 January 2011.
Templeton Reid, LLC. 1-31-13
"Vincent van Gogh." 2013. The
BiographyChannel website. Jan 31 2013
http://www.biography.com/people/vincent-van-gogh-9515695. -Full name Vicent Willem van Gogh
-Born March 30, 1853
-To Theodorus van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus, whom van Gogh got his love of nature from
-Living in shadow of brother whom as born/passed away a year before with the same name
-Felt like a replacement child
-Eldest of five children, (Theo, Anna Cornelia, Elisabeth (Lies) Huberta, and Willemina (Wil) Jacoba
-Died July 29, 1890, age of 37 of a gun wood just below his heart Transformation from Kid to Adult -Age 15 van Gogh experienced the affects of poverty
-He had to quit school , was fluent in French, Germany, English, and Dutch
-Begun to work at largest` art firm in The Hauge, Goupil & Cie, with his uncle -June of 1873 van Gogh transferred to the arm firm in London, instantly falling in love with the English culture
-loved reading Charles Dickson and George Eliot writings
-After the rejection from his first love, Eugunie Loyer he fell into a great depression
-Lost his job at at firm from poor attitude at work
-Devoted his life to the church -He began teaching the boys at the school of Methodist
-It wasn't until this time that he truly became interested in religion
-Began to preach to a congregation -He wanted to become a minister
-Began learning at the School of Theology in Amsterdam
-Refusing to take Latin exam , he was denied entry
-Church of Belgium
-Volunteered to move to Southern Belgium mining and impoverish community, in the city of Borinage. -He preached and painted/drew pictures of the mining families
-The church did not approve of van Gogh's way of living
-Did not renew his contract
He needed to find a new occupation -Following the failure in becoming a minister, van Gogh decided to pursue becoming an artist
-He moved to Brussels
-Brother, Theo agreed to support him financially
-van Gogh started taking art lessons, learning from the books of Jean-François and Charles Bargue
-After recently widowed cousion, Kate, by marriage rejected Vincent, he moved back to the Hauge
Theodorus van Gogh Anna Cornelia Carbentus Theodorus(Theo) van Gogh
1857-1891 Vincent van Gogh
1853-1890 Anna Cornelia (1855–1930) Elisabeth (Lies) Huberta (1859–1936) Willemina (Wil) Jacoba (1862–1941) -Soon after moving back to The Hague he feel in love with Clasina Maria Hoornik, a pregnant prostitute
-She became his companion, model, and mistresses
-It was unbearable that Hoornik returned to prostitution, Vincent became very depressed
-During this time, year 1882, his family threatened to cut off his money
-Vincent became nomadic for the next six months, traveling through Drenthe, drawing and painting landscapes and people
-To begin his big career in art, Vincent made a multi-figured picture which would launch his name, named The Potato Eaters
-The Potato Eaters was a failure, due to the lack of bright colors and brush stroke technique
-Vincent went to Paris to learn the impressionist bright water and brush stoke techniques, applying for the academy of art in Antwerp.
-Discovered Peter Paul Rebens and Japanese artists
-Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, and Japanese art influenced Vincent's art greatly, making him use brighter colors, in contrast with the dark colors used in The Potato Eaters by 1886
-Vincent began working with major artists: Paul Gauguin, Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, and Emile Bernard
-Vincent's overall goal with this working artist group was to start a school
-That didn't work out when he learned they weren't as commented to the job
-In the end he learned a lot from the other guys, but ended up befriending and worked with Paul Gauguin With artist Paul Gauguin -Vincent moved into the little yellow house in Arles
-Marked era in which Vincent painted sunflowers and used new color combinitions
-Spending most/all his money on paint and art supplies, he would live off coffee, bread, and an alcohol called absinthe
-When food ran out he sometimes found himself eating the lead paint and turpentine
-These habits were thought of reasons why Vincent had mental issues
-Worried about Vincent, Theo, asked Paul Gauguin to watch over Vincent -Only after a month Gauguin and van Gogh were arguing on a daily basis
-Gauguin left the house but van Gogh followed him, and threatened him with a razor
-After van Gogh left to the local brothel house in anger, and later offered a prostitute, Rachel, as a gift, which was his ear, to "keep carfeully"
-This event lead to one of self-portraits most famous of van Gogh -The next day Vincent was admitted into the Hôtel-Dieu hospital
-This was the first major symptom of Vincent's multiple mental illnesses including,epilepsy, psychotic attacks, and delusions
-Christmas day of 1888, Theo showed up at the hospital
-Vincent was not in good condition from the blood loss and many seizures that occurred
-January 7, 1889 Vincent was released.
-Soon after he fell into a great depression
-He would paint at the yellow brick house during the day, but at night he would go to the asylum
-People of Arles declared him dangerous, and exiled him out of the town
-He moved to Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provenc, which he did some of his greatest pieces of art in the garden in May 1889 - Alittle after Theo had his first kid, which he named after Vincent, Dr. Paul Gachet, in Auvers, agreed to have him as a paitent
-Once Theo talked about tight finances Vincent felt like he couldn't rely on Theo for support
-July 27, 1890 Vincent van Gogh shot himself, right before the heart, making him bleed to death two days afterwords
-Theo found him smoking a pipe in his bed, after being called after from the doctors
-Theo and Vincent relied so much on each other, that Theo passed away about six months later in a Dutch asylum
-Organically buried in Utrecht, Johanna, Theo's wife; buried him beside Vincent in Auvers -Thanks to Theo's wife, Johanna van Gogh-Bonger,Vincents artwork became famous
-His works were ahead of his time and not appreicated
-Now his art is said to be what largely influenced the "artist persona"
-van Gogh used both impressionistic and post-impressionists and Japanese influences to create an unique artwork which is greatly admired today
-He is still influencing artists today, like Stefan Duncan, he is known as the American van Gogh, his bright colors and unique brush techniques are greatly influenced from van Gogh's works Which one is Vincent van Gogh's? Vincent van Gogh was not a well appreciated artist of his time. His artwork is a very influential pieces of art now a days. He finished over, 2,100 works of art, of oil paints, watercolors, drawings, and sketches. Some of his paintings even went for several millions of dollars. It was crazy to see the difficulty of van Gogh's life, compared to what it could have been like today. Vincent van Gogh is an artist, that will never be forgotten and will always be influencing artists to come.