Vincent Van Gogh. A Study in Still Life Art. Mr. Alomar’s 2/3 Class Written by Ingrid Piccirilli Presented by Pandora Argue. Vincent van Gogh Fast Facts …. Full Name: Vincent Willem van Gogh Date of Birth: March 30, 1853 Date of Death: July 29, 1890
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Vincent Van Gogh A Study in Still Life Art Mr. Alomar’s 2/3 Class Written by Ingrid Piccirilli Presented by Pandora Argue
Vincent van GoghFast Facts… • Full Name: Vincent Willem van Gogh • Date of Birth: March 30, 1853 • Date of Death: July 29, 1890 • Born in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands to Sanna Carbentus and Theodorus van Gogh, a church pastor • Occupation: Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, known for his significant role in shaping an art movement that would later be called Expressionism • Never Married or had any children • Had one brother named Theo that he was very close to
Vincent van GoghThe Beginning… • Van Gogh spent his early adult years working for art dealers and exploring his other major interest, becoming a missionary worker. For many years he worked in an impoverished mining region and in the slums of Belgium. • He was sensitive and gentle by nature and ultimately did not feel he was making a difference and became depressed. • At age 27, van Gogh turned to art, determined to give happiness by creating beauty.
Vincent van GoghThe Artist… • Van Gogh’s early works were very dark in color palette, reflecting his experience of working with the poor • In 1886 he went to Paris to join his brother Théo, the manager of Goupil's gallery. In Paris, he studied with Cormon, inevitably met Pissarro, Monet, and Gauguin, and began to lighten his very dark palette and to paint in the short brushstrokes of the Impressionists
Vincent van GoghHis Accomplishments… • Van Gogh’s work was not appreciated during his lifetime. His fame came after his death and today he is considered one of history’s greatest painters and an important contributor to the foundations of Modern Art • His artwork is known for its vivid colors, movement and emotional impact. He produced more than 2,000 paintings, most of which were completed in the last two years of his life • He produced some of the best known and most expensive works of art in the world today, such as The Starry Night and Irises • His painting, Irises, was sold for a record $53.9 million and his painting, Portrait of Doctor Gachet was sold for $82.5 million
Works of ArtIrises Sold for $53.9 Million
Works of ArtPortrait of Doctor Gachet Sold for $ 82.5 Million
Series of Sunflowers Vincent van Gogh painted these sunflowers after leaving his native Holland for the south of France with the dream of starting an artistic community. He began to paint sunflowers to decorate a bedroom for his friend Paul Gauguin. The series of paintings was made possible by the innovations in manufactured pigments in the 19th Century. Without the vibrancy of the new colors, such as chrome yellow, Van Gogh may never have achieved the intensity of Sunflowers.
Various interpretations of the 12 Sunflower still life by Vincent van Gogh Medium: Oil Pastels on thick paper stock Color Palette: Warm colors, including yellows, oranges, browns, with whites and some blues to accent