Van Gogh Essays

Van Gogh

The art works of the brilliant painter Vincent van Gogh are considered masterpieces. Van Gogh was a Dutch Post Impressionist painter who only painted the last ten years of his life. This man who produced genius works lived a tortured life during his artistic period, but the pains of life that tortured him were also the inspiration for the wonderful works that the world now has. He only lived thirty-seven years, but will be remembered for eternity for his work….

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The Human Figure in the Works of Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin

There seems to be few professions, be it ancient or modern that can rival the prestige of being an artist. The ability to paint in the olden times as well as the present is very much envied by others and has the capacity to raise up the stature of a person like nothing else. The gift of being able to transfer into the canvass an imagery of feelings, visions, experience and desires is a powerful creative force that is given…

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Van Gogh Art

Van Gogh worked as missionary in Belgium (mining region) where he began to sketch people and study art but started drawing from early age which he then decided he wanted to become an artist. He started painting in his late 20’s. Van Gogh completed over 1,000 drawings in total and regarded drawing as a basic task enabling him to grow artistically and to study form and movement. Drawing was also a means of channelling his depression. The art movement he…

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Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh

Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh are very unique and dissimilar in their separate styles and approaches to the canvas. This paper will compare and contrast Gauguin’s work What! Are you Jealous? and van Gogh’s work Starry Night in the forms of color, depictions and structure. The colors of Gauguin’s palate in the aforesaid painting are typical of his style: a muted tone in the foreground mixed with vibrant colors surrounding the focal point of the painting. The use of…

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Vincent Van Gogh and the Mulberry Tree

In this essay I plan to examine the background of Van Gogh’s painting the Mulberry Tree. I will also describe where the painting is displayed today, as well as discuss how it fits in with the concepts and other works of art we have discussed during lecture. First, I will start by giving the painting a context in history by discussing its background. The Mulberry Tree was painted in 1889 by Vincent Van Gogh during his stay at the asylum…

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