Vincent Willem van Gogh born the 30 March 1853 in Zundert, Netherlands and died 29 July 1890 at aged 37 years old in Auvers-sur-Oise, France by self gunshot (yes he was a frustrated painter ) he cutted his ear
Vincent was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died aged 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted (although no gun was ever found).His work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still.
Van Gogh began to draw as a child, and he continued to draw throughout the years that led up to his decision to become an artist. He did not begin painting until his late twenties, completing many of his best-known works during the last two years of his life. In just over a decade, he produced more than 2,100 artworks, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints. His work included self portraits, landscapes, still lifes, portraits and paintings of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers.
Van Gogh spent his early adulthood working for a firm of art dealers, traveling between The Hague, London and Paris, after which he taught for a time in England. One of his early aspirations was to become a pastor and from 1879 he worked as a missionary in a mining region in Belgium where he began to sketch people from the local community. In 1885, he painted his first major work The Potato Eaters. His palette at the time consisted mainly of somber earth tones and showed no sign of the vivid coloration that distinguished his later work. In March 1886, he moved to Paris and discovered the French Impressionists. Later, he moved to the south of France and was influenced by the strong sunlight he found there. His work grew brighter in color, and he developed the unique and highly recognizable style that became fully realized during his stay in Arles in 1888.
The extent to which his mental health affected his painting has been a subject of speculation since his death. Despite a widespread tendency to romanticize his ill health, modern critics see an artist deeply frustrated by the inactivity and incoherence brought about by his bouts of illness. According to art critic Robert Hughes, van Gogh's late works show an artist at the height of his ability, completely in control and "longing for concision and grace".
“cup with 12 sunflowers”
“Dormitory in Arles”
Vincent Van Gogh Phrases
Suffer without complaining is the only lesson to be learned in this life.
Art is man added to nature.
I am very sad and I feel more miserable than I can say, and I do not know how far I've come. . . I do not know what to do or what to think, but vehemently desire to leave this place. . . I feel so melancholy.
How much beauty in art, so he could retain what has been seen. No time is ever lonely without work verdaderametne never alone.
If you hear a voice inside telling you 'you can not paint', paint, missing more, and the voice is silenced.
When a blind man cries the blind, the two stumble at the same stone.
When I feel a need for religion, I go out at night to paint the stars.
It may have, in the depths of soul, a warm heart, and yet nobody can come to him.
What would life be if we did not have the courage to try something new?
If you listen once inside you that says, "you can not paint", then paint, and that voice to shut up.