Vincent Van Gogh Bibliography

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Vincent Van Gogh Where, When, Why, Who, What Vincent Van Gogh was born on March 30 1853 in Zundert, Netherlands. He belongs to a Dutch family and was called the Dutch painter. He was born into family of ministers but he devoted himself into the art world after trying careers like teaching in London, being a minister and a missionary. He was 27 years when he entered the art world as an artist and a painter. The style he painted was modern art and Impressionism. He struggled with mental illness and remained poor and virtually unknown throughout his life. He travelled to many different places during his lifetime like Arles France and Paris. Van Gogh died in France on July 29, 1890, at the age of 37 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He started his first job at the age of 15 when he quitted studies because of his family finically crisis. While he worked with uncle; he fell in love with a girl named Eugenie Loyer who rejected his marriage proposal and that when he suffered from a breakdown. During that time, he got a close connection with god. Then Van Gogh started teaching in school called Methodist’s Boys School. He finally decided to become an artist. He was one of the famous artists who painted to express feelings. His most famous early painting was called The Potato Eaters which was done with use of dark colors to represent how the peasants were feeling sad. Then he moved to pairs in 1866 to learn the new style of painting called Impressionism from the new painters. He started using bright colors during that time and his art was influenced by painters too. He started painting streets and café of Paris. In that time he painted 20 portraits of himself when he couldn’t find any model to paint. In 1880 Van Gogh moved to Arles, France and did a painting of his bedroom which was named Bedroom Arles. He loved the vibrant color and the bright sun of Arles

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