Vincent van Gogh
- Born: 30. March 1853 in Zundert
- Died: 29. July 1890
Van Gogh's artistic career began in the late 1870s when he worked as an art dealer and became interested in art. He first began painting as a self-taught artist before moving to Brussels in 1880 to take professional lessons at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1883 he began painting the peasants and workers of his homeland in earthy, heavy colors, but in 1886 he moved to Paris, where he discovered the serene and light painting of the Impressionists. He lived in the artists' district of Montmartre, where he became acquainted with the works of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.
Van Gogh's style is characterized by intense colors and bold brushstrokes, often applied in thick layers. His early works were mostly dark landscapes and genre scenes, but he soon became interested in painting flowers and still lifes. During his time in Paris, he developed a love of Japanese art that was reflected in his works.
In 1888, van Gogh moved to the southern French town of Arles, where he created many of his most famous works, including "Starry Night," "Sunflowers," and "The Yellow House." In Arles, he found inspiration in the landscape and nature and often painted outdoors. During this time he also had friendships and artistic collaborations with other artists, including Paul Gauguin.
However, Van Gogh's mental and physical health deteriorated over time. He had many crises and had to spend several months in a mental institution in Saint-Rémy. During this time he painted some of his most famous works, including "Irises" and "Sick Field." In 1890, van Gogh moved to Auvers-sur-Oise, where he continued to paint but suffered a gunshot wound in his room on July 27, from which he died two days later. The exact circumstances of his death are still unclear.
Van Gogh's influence on art history is enormous. His style and techniques have influenced modern art and his works are now some of the most expensive in the world.
To our knowledge the art works on this page were created in the years from 1881 to 1890.
Vincent van Gogh uses for the pictures shown here mostly the technique: Huile sur toile.
The pictures are predominantly assigned to the art direction Impressionism.
Vincent van Gogh was mainly concerned with the following motives: Landscapes.
The art works of the artist are dominated by the colors gray, green and pastel.
2 works of the artist Vincent van Gogh can be found here: Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo, Netherlands.