Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Van Gogh

Facts about Van Gogh

  • Born: March 30th, 1853 in the Netherlands
  • Died: July 29th, 1890 in Paris 
  • Making him 37 when he died
  • He died at such a young age because he went through mental illness where he cut of a portion of his ear, was sent to a mental asylum, released, became suicidal, and shot himself.  In the asylum, he created some of his most famous pieces like the ones below.

Starry Night


Art Style

  • Post Impressionism
  • First paintings were Realistic but then changed to use a technique of Paul Gauguin - memories
  • Rough beauty
  • Emotional 
  • Bold Colors


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