Vincent Van Gogh

Dutch Post-Impressionist Painter, 1853-1890 Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 ?C 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist artist. Some of his paintings are now among the world's best known, most popular and expensive works of art. Van Gogh spent his early adult life working for a firm of art dealers. After a brief spell as a teacher, he became a missionary worker in a very poor mining region. He did not embark upon a career as an artist until 1880. Initially, Van Gogh worked only with sombre colours, until he encountered Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism in Paris. He incorporated their brighter colours and style of painting into a uniquely recognizable style, which was fully developed during the time he spent at Arles, France. He produced more than 2,000 works, including around 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches, during the last ten years of his life. Most of his best-known works were produced in the final two years of his life, during which time he cut off part of his left ear following a breakdown in his friendship with Paul Gauguin. After this he suffered recurrent bouts of mental illness, which led to his suicide. The central figure in Van Gogh's life was his brother Theo, who continually and selflessly provided financial support. Their lifelong friendship is documented in numerous letters they exchanged from August 1872 onwards. Van Gogh is a pioneer of what came to be known as Expressionism. He had an enormous influence on 20th century art, especially on the Fauves and German Expressionists.

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Vincent Van Gogh Terrace of the Cafe on Montmartre oil painting


Terrace of the Cafe on Montmartre
Painting ID::  1929
Artist: Vincent Van Gogh
Painting: Terrace of the Cafe on Montmartre
Introduction: Oct 1886 49 x 64cm Musee d'Orsay, Paris
   
   
     

Vincent Van Gogh Farmhouse in Provence oil painting


Farmhouse in Provence
Painting ID::  1930
Artist: Vincent Van Gogh
Painting: Farmhouse in Provence
Introduction: June 1888 46.1 x 60.9cm National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
   
   
     

Vincent Van Gogh Houses in Auvers oil painting


Houses in Auvers
Painting ID::  1931
Artist: Vincent Van Gogh
Painting: Houses in Auvers
Introduction: May 1890 72 x 60.5cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
   
   
     

Vincent Van Gogh Irises oil painting


Irises
Painting ID::  1932
Artist: Vincent Van Gogh
Painting: Irises
Introduction: May 1889 71 x 93cm J.Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, CA
   
   
     

Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night oil painting


Starry Night
Painting ID::  1933
Artist: Vincent Van Gogh
Painting: Starry Night
Introduction: June 1889 73.7 x 92.1cm The Museum of Modern Art, New York
   
   
     

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     Dutch Post-Impressionist Painter, 1853-1890 Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 ?C 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist artist. Some of his paintings are now among the world's best known, most popular and expensive works of art. Van Gogh spent his early adult life working for a firm of art dealers. After a brief spell as a teacher, he became a missionary worker in a very poor mining region. He did not embark upon a career as an artist until 1880. Initially, Van Gogh worked only with sombre colours, until he encountered Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism in Paris. He incorporated their brighter colours and style of painting into a uniquely recognizable style, which was fully developed during the time he spent at Arles, France. He produced more than 2,000 works, including around 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches, during the last ten years of his life. Most of his best-known works were produced in the final two years of his life, during which time he cut off part of his left ear following a breakdown in his friendship with Paul Gauguin. After this he suffered recurrent bouts of mental illness, which led to his suicide. The central figure in Van Gogh's life was his brother Theo, who continually and selflessly provided financial support. Their lifelong friendship is documented in numerous letters they exchanged from August 1872 onwards. Van Gogh is a pioneer of what came to be known as Expressionism. He had an enormous influence on 20th century art, especially on the Fauves and German Expressionists.