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two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh

get to know more about the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh and about two of his famous paintings!

Maaira Mumtaz

on 17 May 2010

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Two famous paintings by Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh A famous dutch artist! Born on 30th March 1853 in a village called Groot-Zundert, in the southern Netherlands son of Anna Cornelia Carbentus and Theodorus Van Gogh given the same name as his grandfather As a child Vincent was serious, silent and thoughtful van gogh did not get married he was home taught by governess to the age of 11 he then went away to the elementary boarding school of Jan Provily in Zevenbergen at the age of 13, he went middle school,Willem II College in Tilburg Van Gogh’s work has made him one of the most famous artists
of all time.
he shot himself in the
chest, due to depression died at age of 37 vincent van gogh at the age
of 13 first, lets get to know a little about the artist himself The Starry Night possibly the most famous painting
by Vincent van Gogh this painting is in the collection at Moma in New york this painting is based on Don McLean's song
called 'starry, starry night'. Van Gogh created this painting while staying in an asylum Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France. van gogh painted this picture at night so he hung candles around the brim of his hat, and around the picture canvas, so that he can see what he is painting. Van Gogh thought that this painting was not realistic enough so he then painted another starry night painting called Starry night over the Rhone. The Potato Eaters When he was 27 years old, he taught himself how to paint. was completed in 1885 this painting is considered by many to be Van Gogh's first great work of art at the time of it's creation, Van Gogh had just started to learn how to paint he had not yet mastered the art techiniques that would later make him famous Van Gogh wished to create his firstmaster piece that could boost his reputation as an artist his goal was to paint human figures that did not appear to be awkward. The Potato Eaters failed to become the painting he had set his mind to It was not successful in his life time nor was it displayed in Salon as Gogh had requested Today the piece has reached great heights in the artistic community as well as being considered his first masterpiece which is what he had intended it to be.
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