Vincent Van Gogh was born in 1853 in Groot-Zundert, the Netherlands, he has three sisters and two brothers. Vincent was a peaceful boy, did not show particular interest on art and oil paintings. People know nothing more about his childhood life.
In very early years of his career, Van Gogh tried to become an art dealer, he travelled a lot, studied in art
galleries, years later, Vincent gave up and decide to become an artist to leave
something for mankind.
Van Gogh didn't get any training on art, he had no confidence, he doubted his
ability, so did his parents. But Theo, his brother supported him firmly, push
Van Gogh forward to become a master of art.
Vincent painted a lot of works about peasant, and peasant life, because he
spent a little while with the mining workers in Borinage. And he tried a lot of
different subjects and different painting techniques, Sien Hoomik was always his
model. After a few setbacks and moves, French painter Millet's painting effect
Van Gogh, because Millet used peasants life as majority of subjects.
Van Gogh finally went to Paris, where he got to know a lot well known
artists, include Paul Gauguin.
All his greatest, inspiring, and creative paintings were finished during the
last 6 years of Van Gogh's life, the mood in his paintings became bright,
cheerful, encouraging, the paintings seems try to smoothe the people in bitter
world by brilliant songs.
Nowdays, Vicent Van Gogh's painting are wellknown by people all over the
world, his most famous paintings, for example stary
night, and cafe
are always the top seller paintings in the whole world.
other resources on net about Vincent Van Gogh and his paintings:
of Van Gogh, on BBC
Even though he's one of the most famous artists of all time, Vincent Van Gogh's
life was no fairy tale.
He started his career as an art dealer. That didn't work out so he moved to
England to be a teacher instead.
That wasn't his style either. He quit and went back to school himself to study
religion. After deciding that exams were a waste of time, he dropped out. Next,
he became a preacher but it wasn't long before he got the boot.
Van Gogh, paintings and news News about Vincent Van Gogh, including
commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
The key events of Vincent
Van Gogh's life are narrated (by Claude Dauphin
in the French version, and by Martin Gabel in the English), and illustrated by
the paintings, with appropriately heightened music score attached.
chair and candle home
Still Life: Vase with Fourteen Sunflowers sunflower
Vase with Irises against a Yellow Background blue floral
Vincent's House in Arles ( The Yellow House ) house
Les Alyscamps: Falling Autumn Leaves tree park
Vincent's Chair with His Pipe home
Road with Cypress and Star
portrait of Van Gogh
Orchard with Blossoming Apricot Trees tree
Peach Tree in Blossom trees
Portrait with ear cut
Terrace of a Cafe on Montmartre (La Guinguette) cafe
Peach Tree in Blossom trees