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Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh, one of the most well-known post-impressionist artists, for whom color was the chief symbol of expression. He was born in Groot-Zundert, Holland on March 30, 1853.Between November of 1881 and July of 1890, Vincent van Gogh painted almost 900 paintings. Since his death, he has become one of the most famous painters in the world. Van Gogh sold only one painting in his life, the aftermath of his work is enormous. Van Gogh’s paintings have captured the minds and hearts of millions of...

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The Flowering Orchard by Vincent Van Gogh

Drawing I May, 2014 The Flowering Orchard by Vincent Van Gogh Vincent van Gogh was a unique artist who worked with a sense of urgency which often caused him a great deal of stress. He was famed for his bold, dramatic brush strokes which expressed emotion and added a feeling of movement to his works. Its thought that he often used paint straight from the tube (impasto) and in the 70 days leading up to his death, he averaged one painting per day. Van Gogh is generally regarded as the greatest Dutch...

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Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

Nicole Brittingham March 11, 2013 ART 101-04 Analysis assignment * Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh * This painting was made in 1889 during the postimpressionism era. * Starry Night is about 29”x36” and is made from using oil as a medium on a canvas. * This painting can be categorized as modern art. * Formal analysis * Within the composition of this painting, there is a peaceful village in the foreground and a dramatic night sky in our main viewpoint. There is a church...

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Van Gogh

summer of 1881 Vincent Van Gogh asked for his cousin’s hand in marriage and was turned down. He was very insistent on seeing her and took action on this by holding his hand in a flame and holding up the words “Let me see her for as long as I can keep my hand in the flame” (Wikipedia, Letter 193 from Vincent to Theo, The Hague, May 14, 1882). In 1885 Vincent’s father died (ArtBook: Van Gogh; A profound and tormented genius—his life in paintings, 1998). In December of 1888, Vincent Van Gogh had been...

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Starry Night over the Rhone by Vincent Van Gogh

the Rhone by Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh seems very enthused in this painting. For instance, the reflections and pure energy in this painting are very inspirational. Illustrated with darkness in which it creates foreboding feeling, perhaps due to a grieving situation or any type of threatening circumstance. However, the twinkling of the stars and their reflections of the Rhone give calmness and tranquility of the night to come. Starry Night Over the Rhone by Vincent Van Gogh represents an...

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Van Gogh

Kaitlin Moreno The College of Mount Saint Vincent English 110 Professor Jessica Rogers October 29, 2014 Escaping Through Ourselves In 1888 Vincent Van Gogh painted Vincent’s Bed in Arles a brightly painted oil on canvas, measuring to 72x 90cm, this was of his little bedroom in France. When one thinks of a bedroom it brings about emotions of safety. One’s personal sanctuary where the world does not exist, no pains of reality can touch you. It seems when one closes their bedroom door all mundane...

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Redesigning Reality With Frida Kahlo and Vincent Van Gogh

must explore deep into their sub-conscious to find who they truly are as a person and how they can represent that on a canvas, print or paper through the use of symbols and other techniques. Two artists who have done this are Frida Kahlo and Vincent Van Gogh. Frida Kahlo was one of the most important Mexican artists of her time. She is well known for her harsh revealing self-portraits. She started to paint at the age of 15 after she was in a horrific bus accident, where she then began her career...

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Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh, genius or madman? ‘The connection between genius and mental illness is paradoxically both clearer and murkier than that between genius and high intelligence.’ (Published on March 31, 2011, Andrew Robinson) Van Gogh, possibly the most famous example of a known genius who beared the title of a mentally ill individual, had severe depression, inflicted serious injury on his own earlobe in the year of 1888, admitted himself to a mental facility, and shot himself in 1890, yet he is...

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Van Gogh Starry Night

your palette blue and grey, look out on a summer's day, with eyes that know the darkness in my soul.” (Don MacLean) I chose to write about the painting, The Starry Night by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh painted the view outside his sanitarium room window located in southern France at night. But Van Gogh painted it from memory during the day. I feel that this painting has Asymmetrical Balance. From our handouts – “In this case balance is achieved with dissimilar objects that have equal...

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Vincent Van Gogh

Starry Night Thesis: Vincent van Gogh took a risk, painted an enormous artistic achievement, and creating for us a sort of balance when viewing Starry Night.  For most of my life particularly in the night the sky opens me up to the universe beyond. Van Gogh must of felt the same way as he captured resplendent color, a tree, and a town like no one else before.  Vincent van Gogh moved to Arles where he spent much of his time living there out side painting objects or landscape but not many people...

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