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Title: Vincent van Gogh


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Vincent van Gogh
  • 1853-1890
  • Born in Netherlands
  • Oldest of 6 kids
  • Many unsuccessful jobs
  • Very poor
  • Brother Theo supported him
  • Often didnt eat much to buy art supplies
  • 1881-1890 almost 900 paintings
  • 20 self-portraits

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The Potato Eaters
  • Considered van Goghs first masterpiece
  • Different from later works
  • Color is duller
  • Before studied Impressionalism
  • Peasant life and rural landscapes were a favorite
    topic for Vincent

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Before and After Impressionalism
  • Dark mudding colors
  • Literal representation of the church, sky and
    surroundings
  • Color is very minimal
  • Bright colors
  • Free forming lines-- wavy and appear to be
    bending or melting

5
Sunflowers
  • Famous for vibrant colors
  • Notice the different stages of life the flowers
    create
  • Many artists have tried to copy
  • Yellow was Goghs favorite color
  • Signed all his work Vincent

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The Bedroom at Arles, 1887
  • Van Goghs bedroom
  • Used color to express himself
  • Simplify color
  • Resemble rest, sleep
  • Sent to brother Theo to show where stayed

7
Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear
  • Van Gogh had a disease called epilepsy
  • During one of his fits he went after a friend
    with a razor
  • The friend left, but Van Gogh cut his ear with it
  • He committed self to an asylum

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Portrait of Dr. Gachet
  • Van Goghs doctor after spending time in the
    asylum
  • Mentally instable
  • Insomnia
  • Van Gogh recognized this madness as a disease
  • Van Gogh thought would have painted better
    without disease
  • Painting sold for 82.5 million in 1990
  • Highest payment to that date

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Irises, sold for 53.9 million in 1987
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Starry Night
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Starry Night over the Rhone
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Cafe Terrace at Night
  • 3 famous Starry Night paintings
  • This adds aspect of people
  • Stars faded in background
  • Strong belief that must master drawing then add
    color

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The Red Vineyard
  • Van Gogh was never famous while he was alive
  • His brother, Theo bought his paintings
  • This is the only painting Theo sold while Vincent
    was alive
  • Sold at auction months before Vincent died
  • Sold for 400 francs in Brussels
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