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Vincent van Gogh


One of the Greatest Painters Of All Time

Dutch Post Impressionist Painter

 Education -  briefly at the  Ecole des Beaux-Art in Brussels

Mental Health - Vincent van Gogh was also hospitalized for episodes of madness. He also suffered several emotional setbacks usually in connection with a woman he was infatuated with at the time. One such episode lead him to cut off his own ear. 

Physical Health- Vincent van Gogh  suffered from various venereal diseases contracted from erotic dalliances with Parisian trollops/models.

 Cause of Death - Suicide, he shot himself in the chest with a pistol.


Long after Vincent van Gogh death, in the 1930s, the Nazis vilified his art-works asEntartete Kunstand removed all of his paintings  on exhibit in public museums.

About the Post-Impressionist Art Movement

Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin were the leading painters associated with the French art movement known as Post-Impressionism. This movement directly followed Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism. Nearly all Post-Impressionist artists began as Impressionists, but then rejected recording light and color changes. The Post- Impressionists showed a greater concern for individuality, pure color, organization and form. Vincent van Gogh once said "If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle."

Vincent van Gogh Quotes

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. -- Vincent Van Gogh

As for me, I am rather often troubled by angels whispering in my head, or perhaps they are tiny demons that crawled through my ear whilst I was at gentle slumber.

If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men? -- Vincent Van Gogh 

If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things. -- Vincent Van Gogh Quote

I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. -- Vincent Van Gogh Quote

I wish they would only take me as I am.
Vincent Van Gogh 

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. -- Vincent van Gogh 

I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream. -- Vincent van Gogh


Major Artists Associated with the Post-Impressionist Movement
Paul Cézanne (1839 - 1906) French, 
Paul Gauguin (1848 - 1903 French
Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) 
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 - 1897) French
Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)  Dutch
Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) French


Important Charactoristics, Words and Phrases Associated with the Post-Impressionism Movement -   Roger Fry, 1910, France,  Ambroise Vollard, geometric forms, Paris, arbitrary colour, esoteric, Synthetist style,   landscapes, Parisian cafe Culture, 19th-century, Paris, soleil levant,  open composition, impasto, vibrant, effets de soir, natural light, en plein air, Académie des Beaux-Arts, boating, leisure activities, Landscapes, modernization, synthetic pigments, industrialization, Independent Collective, avant-garde, Primitivism, Symbolist, France, French painters, The Académie Suisse, controversial ideas about painting, physics of colour, broader strokes, fleeting impression of colour and light, bright, vibrant, flowers, figures, modern art


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