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Vincent van Gogh


Dutch musician whose function became known because of its psychological intensity and vivid usage of color years following his death. He’s also known for his scenery and his Olive Trees and shrubs series that highlighted depictions of cypresses in various configurations. He drew images as a kid and didn’t start painting until his past due 20s, following a damaged center led him to get isolation and research religion. His initial main painting was The Potato Eaters from 1885. He became a member of with the French Impressionists after shifting to Paris in March 1886. Within a peculiar event in 1888, he chopped up off an integral part of his hearing, and he visited a close by brothel and dropped asleep over the bed, almost bleeding to loss of life right away. His parents had been called Anna Cornelia Carbentus and Theodorus truck Gogh, nonetheless it was his sibling, Theo, with whom Vincent distributed his closest individual bond. His sibling would anonymously buy and stockpile Vincent’s paintings when everybody else disregarded them. His painting methods, such as for example those found in Starry Evening from 1889, possess inspired the task of many contemporary painters, including Jackson Pollock.

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Full Name Vincent van Gogh
Date Of Birth March 30, 1853
Died July 29, 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise, France
Place Of Birth Zundert, Netherlands
Height 1.7 m
Profession Painter
Education Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Willem II College
Nationality Dutch
Parents Anna Carbentus van Gogh, Theodorus van Gogh
Siblings Theo van Gogh, Wil van Gogh, Cor van Gogh, Elisabeth Duqesne Van Gogh, Anna Cornelia van Gogh, Vincent Van Gogh
Star Sign Aries

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1Suffered from depression which led to him committing suicide. His last painting was of a man who was sitting down with his head in his hands as if he were depressed.
2Was known to drink absinthe, an alcoholic drink sourced from wormwood and known for its hallucinogenic effects. Absinthe caused problems such as lesions of the brain and erratic behavior, and is believed to be a primary factor in Van Gogh's mental decline.
3Name pronounced 'vin-sent van gokh'. Some people pronounce it 'van Goff' 'gog' or 'goe'. The accurate Dutch pronunciation is 'vaughan khokh'
4Great granduncle of Theo van Gogh.



Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh: Huis clos sous le soleil du Midi2016TV Movie documentary letters
Painted with Words2010TV Movie letters
The Irises1991Short letter
Vincent Van Gogh - Der Weg nach Courrières1989Documentary letters
Van Gogh1948Documentary short life story

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Sister Wendy at the Norton Simon Museum2002TV Movie art work
The Irises1991Short painting: "Irises"



The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists1995Documentary short special thanks

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Sigfrido Oliva - Monologo sull'arte2013

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1[allegedly, his last words] The sadness will last forever.
2What lives in art and is eternally living, is first of all the painter, and then the painting.
3Perhaps death is not the hardest thing in a painter's life. . . Looking at the stars always makes me dream, as simply as I dream over the black dots representing towns and villages on a map. Why, I ask myself, shouldn't the shining dots of the sky be as accessible as the black dots on the map of France? Just as we take the train to get to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to reach a star.
4Still, there is a calm, pure harmony, and music inside of me.
5Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
6One of the most difficult things to do is to paint darkness which nonetheless has light in it.

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