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Vincent Van Gogh
Transcript of Vincent Van Gogh
Date of Birth: March 30, 1853
Full Name: Vincent Willem van Gogh
Place of Birth: Zundret, Netherlands
Date of Death: July 29, 1890 in Auvers-sur-oise
Education: He had a formal education at Brussels Academy.
Time Period: 19 century artist
Info about Vincent van Gogh
A summary of Vincent van Gogh's life
12 facts about Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh had suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy and also other mental and physical conditions.
He was named after his grandpa and deceased brother
When Vincent van Gogh was little, he was really serious
His mother was an artist and loved painting. She then transferred her love of painting to Vincent van Gogh
When Vincent was 15, he had been forced to get out of school and work instead. He worked at his uncle’s art dealership
He was hoping to become a Minster and went to do an exam at The School of Theology. Vincent van Gogh did not do Latin tests and called Latin a dead language
He volunteered to move to a coal mine in South Belgium
In 1880, he moved to Brussels and then became an artist there
He did not have proper art training so he studied from books
His brother helped him in money issues
He worked on Post Impressionism which is the style of using simple colours but making them bold
He only sold one painting in his lifetime
Whether Vincent van Gogh Focused on a Particular Theme
No, Vincent van Gogh didn’t focus on a particular theme throughout his artwork.
Vincent van Gogh would look for different ideas and when he came upon a good one, he would paint several paintings in that area.
After painting some paintings in a particular area, Vincent van Gogh started to think of another idea to paint about.
He would then paint paintings in another area.
The Starry Night
The Dance hall in Arles
The Night Cafe
The Bedroom in Arles
Vincent van Gogh
Made many paintings like The Dance Hall in Arles
Cut off his ear
A theory on why he cut off his ear is that he got into an argument with his friend
One of his most famous paintings is The Starry Night
Had a deceased brother
Went and did his art studies in the fall of 1880
Started to experiment with oil for his paintings in 1882
Died when he was 37 years old
The Night Café
The Starry Night
The Bedroom in Arles
The Dance Hall in Arles
My Feelings About Vincent van Gogh's paintings
I like and dislike the kind of art that Vincent van Gogh did.
The reason I like his kind of art because it stands out even though it is made out of simple colours.
I didn’t like the kind of art that Vincent van Gogh made because he only used simple colours like blue, yellow and etc. He did not use any neon colours like Neon green or Neon yellow or any other colours that did not look simple.
Vincent van Gogh could have done better by using brighter colours in his art.
The Kind of Art Vincent van Gogh Did and Mediums He used
The art that Vincent van Gogh did is painting and drawing.
The mediums that he used are:
The Artistic Category Vincent van Gogh's Artwork Fell Into
Vincent van Gogh painted about realistic things, not abstract things.
The style he used for his paintings is post-impression. Post-impression is when you use simple colours but they are bold.
Quotes by Van Gogh
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’, then all means paint, and the voice will be silenced”
“The best way to know god is to love many things”
“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream”
“I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process”
“I often think the night is more alive and richly-coloured than the day”
“I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed”
“It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures”
“I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream”
“I wish they would only take me as I am”
“As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed”
“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
“At present I absolutely want to paint a starry sky. It often seems to me that night is still more richly-coloured than the day; having hues of the most intense violets, blues and greens. If only you pay attention to it you will see that certain stars are lemon-yellow, others pink or a green, blue and forget-me-not brilliance. And without my expatiating on this theme it is obvious that putting little white dots on the blue-black is not enough to paint a starry sky.”
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