Vincent van Gogh 1853-1890 BACK

Generally considered the greatest Dutch painter after Rembrandt, van Gogh's striking and exuberant paintings were all produced during a period of ten years. His Post Impressionist work hauntingly conveys through forceful color, aggressive brushwork and contoured forms, the anguish of a mental illness that eventually led to his suicide(new evidence seems to dispute that fact).

After failing in both his career and love life, he turned inward and joined the ministry. In 1880, disenchanted with the priesthood, he discovered art as his new mission. Then after a trip to Paris in 1886, van Gogh discovered the Impressionists and Japanese prints which led to a transformation in his style. He went from darkly colored realism to vibrant expressionism. Van Gogh is the rarest of the rare in that it seems he never created an unsuccessful or mediocre image.

Contrary to common belief van Gogh did:

  • sell a few paintings during his lifetime
  • owned a distinguished collection of paintings
  • was forged in his own lifetime
  • had a number of students
  • accidentally fell against a shotgun and then was mistreated by Dr. Gachet

Read about Van Gogh's Life

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Image List

Weaver with a View, 1884

Head of a Woman, 1885

A Pair of Shoes, 1885

The Potato Eaters, 1885

La Guinguette, 1886

A Pair of Boots, 1887

Self Portrait as an Artist, 1887

Les Alyscamps, 1888

Portrait of Patience Escalier, 1888

Fishing Boats on the Beach, 1888

Harvest at La Crau, 1888

Self Portrait 1888

The Bedroom, 1888

The Sower, 1888

Portrait of a One-Eyed Man, 1888

La Mousme, 1888

The Red Vineyard, 1888

Crab on Its Back, 1888

Starry Night, 1889

The Thrasher, 1889

Pieta, 1889

Poplars at Saint-Remy, 1889

Angel, 1889

Rose with Mallows, 1890

Wheatfield with Crows, 1890

Almond Blossom, 1890

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van Gogh Books

Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South
by Douglas Druick, Peter Kort Zegers

The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh :
With Reproductions of All the Drawings in the Correspondence

by Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh's Gardens
by Derek Fell, Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh Drawings :
Antwerp and Paris, 1885-1888

by Sjraar Van Heugten, Maryje Vellekoop

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