Van Gogh

Van Gogh was born in 1853 and died in 1890.He was a Dutch postimpressionist painter.
His works are perhaps better known generally than those of any other painter.The great
majority were produced in 29 months of frenzied activity interspersed with epileptoid
seizures and despair that finally ended in suicide.His early work, the Dutch period
(1880-85), consists of dark, greenish-brown, heavily painted studies of peasants and
miners (The Potato Eaters).After moving to Paris, he met Pissarro, who encouraged him
to adopt a colorful palette.His work from his last month at Arles is characterized by the
heavy impasto and rhythmic linear style so identified with him.
Now I am going to tell you about his life and also some of his art work (paintings)
Vincent Van Gogh was dorn on March 30, 1853 in the small village of
Groot-Zundent, Holland, to Theodorus Van Gogh (1822-1885) and Anna Cornelia nee
Carbentus (1819-1907).His brother Theo was born on May 1, 1857.
Van Gogh's father, a Protestant minister had hopes that his son would follow in
the foot steps of his forebears and become either a clergman or a successful businessman.
At an early age and extremely sensitive, Van Gogh, who was prone to frequent bouts of
depression, gave indications that he would not be well suited for either professions.At the
age of 16 (1869), Van Gogh was recommended by an uncle (Uncle "Cent") for a clerical
position at Goupil, an art gallery in The Hague.Vincent makes frequent visits to the
museums of The Hague.In 1873, Van Gogh transferred to a branch of Goupil in London.
He visits the museums and galleries and expands his knowledge of art.Here he
experienced hisfirst tragic love affair.Vincent stays in a boarding house ran by Mrs.
Ursula Loyer.For decades it has been thought that Vincent was in love with Mrs. Loyers,
daughter Eugenie.Recent evidence shows that Vincent was , in…

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