Vincent Van Gogh The Bold Painter
The beautiful painting, Starry Night is the most popular, well known, and one of my favorite paintings of Vincent Van Gogh(1853-1890). Some of the other famous paintings of his are Sunflowers, Irises, and The Potato Eaters. Van Gogh had always said; “There are two ways of thinking about painting, how not to do it and how to do it: how to do it - with much drawing and little colour; how not to do it - with much colour and little drawing.”(http://www.vangoghgallery.com/painting/). Reason why Van Gogh said that was because you need to learn how to draw and get good enough then slowly add some color in. In Van Gogh’s paintings you can see how boldly he uses colors.
Vincent Van Gogh was born March 30, 1853 in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands. His parents were Anna Cornelia Carbentus and Theodorus Van Gogh, a minister of Dutch Reformed Church. He had two brothers and three sisters. Through out the Van Gogh’s family they had history of being talented in art and were very religious. Vincent’s name has been used through out the family also; his grandfather was named Vincent and was name after his father’s uncle, who was the successful sculptor Vincent Van Gogh(1729-1802).
Van Gogh’s parents sent him away to an elementary boarding school, which he was very distressed to leave his family to go to school; even though it was twenty miles away from his home town. When he went to middle school, a very successful artist taught Van Gogh how to draw his name was, Constantijn C. Huysmans. While in middle school his uncle had helped him find a job with an art dealer Goupil & Cie in The Hague. Van Gogh was twenty now and was already making more money then his father by working for the art dealer. Van Gogh’s uncle and father had gotten him another job for a dealership in Paris, but was soon terminated for becoming resentful in how the art was treated.
After returning to England from Paris he had found another job as a supply teacher in a boarding...
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