Vincent van Gogh
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Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent van Gogh
Mar 30, 1853 - Jul 29, 1890
Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterised by bold colors and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. His suicide at 37 followed years of mental illness and poverty.
Born into an upper-middle-class family, Van Gogh drew as a child and was serious, quiet and thoughtful. As a young man he worked as an art dealer, often travelling, but became depressed after he was transferred to London. He turned to religion, and spent time as a Protestant missionary in southern Belgium. He drifted in ill health and solitude before taking up painting in 1881, having moved back home with his parents. His younger brother Theo supported him financially, and the two kept up a long correspondence by letter.
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The most commonly known facts
Artist Vincent van Gogh are that he cut off his left ear (actually only part) and presented it to a
prostitute.Only one painting during his lifetime.
- Yellow ocher
- Chrome yellow and cadmium yellow
- Chrome orange
- Prussian blue
- Lead white and zinc white
- Emerald green
- Red lake
- Red ocher
- Raw sienna
Instead of trying to exactly what I see before me, I make more arbitrary use of color to express myself more forcefully.