Vincent van Gogh

Also known asVincent Willem van Gogh
NationalityDutch
SkillsPainter
BornMarch 30, 1853 (Zundert, Netherlands)
DiedJuly 29, 1890 (Auvers-sur-Oise, France)
PeriodPost-Impressionism

Paintings of Vincent Van Gogh

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The gloomy artist Vincent Van Gogh was, the gloomier paintings he created. The Night Café, at first sight seems to be a casual scene of a night café but as we examine every part and object of the painting, we come to understand that this rather light painting has dark faces situated in it. Theme of the Painting The central figure being an old man gazing at the viewer with pale, sick face has a poor appearance. The couple on left side seems to be lost in themselves. The lonely figure beside them seems unenthusiastic about everything with his posture. On the lower right corner, the two guys also aren’t having the best buddy-time as one has lifted his hand to his forehead – a […]

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Prisoners’ Round (aka ‘The Round of the Prisoners” or “Prisoners Exercising”) is one of the noted work by Vincent van Gogh. It was painted in 1890, during his stay in the Saint-Remy’s hospital. There he was confined in the building without much allowance to wander outside. He would paint the scenes from the windows of his room. His known painting, The Starry Night and some other notable works are executed in the same way. Other way for him was to rely on his memories. The only painting sold by the artist, The Red Vineyard is such prominent work he made from his memories of the vineyard he once visited. The third way to have subject for paintings was copying his favorite artists’ works. From 1887 to 1890, he admitted […]

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This is supposedly the first and the only painting by Vincent van Gogh which he sold during his lifetime. Against the sky-high prices we see now for a Van Gogh work, at the time Van Gogh sold it for 400 francs to a Belgian lady painter Anna Boch. She was a collector of good art-works and admirer of young artists of her time. Another painting owned by Anna Boch was The Peach Blossoms in the Crau. Vincent van Gogh painted this piece from his memory and some aspects of imagination. It was created at The Yellow House in Arles, France.

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Yellow house is a place where Vincent van Gogh wanted to start the ‘studio of the south’ and also the place where he attacked his painter friend Paul Gauguin in a mad rush resulting in his his cut ear. The painting is beautiful and one of the popular by van Gogh. The Yellow House analysis The painting is based on the building where Van gogh stayed for some time in Arles, France. Allegedly, he wanted to establish a ‘studio of the south’ at the house and call his painter friends. The place was ideal for him to paint. It was a quiet street without much disturbance. There are two apparent dominant colors. The pale yellowness of the houses and the roads and the dark blue […]

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After his mental breakdown in December 1888, Vincent Van Gogh went under treatments at various clinics including a Hospital in Arles and the Asylum of Saint Remy. But, before his death he was taking aid under a physician Dr Paul Gachet in Auvers-sur-Oise for which he moved near Paul Gachet’s in Auvers. It was sold for $ 82.5 million in 1990 equivalent around $ 140 million in today’s price-rate. Thus, it became the World’s Most Expensive Painting at the time and is still the highest price paid for art at a public auction. Most of the final paintings by Van Gogh have become spectacularly precious and highly-wanted. As if people want to buy those paintings to collect the last memories of the artist. His first impression […]

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Sold for $ 59.3 million in 1987 breaking the record for highest price for a painting at the time, The Irises was initially a study of flowers. It was accomplished by the artist during his stay in the asylum of Saint Remy. He was moved there after getting treated for his mental illness at the hospital of Arles. We can see that the majority of collectors are more interested in those paintings which were produced while van Gogh was mentally ill and was taking treatment. Van Gogh personally called this painting ‘the lightning conductor for my illness’. He believed that during his mental illness painting was a life-support to not break down once again. Thus, he kept painting and produced one of the major works during […]

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“You see, I really have wanted to make it so that people get the idea that these folk, who are eating their potatoes by the light of their little lamp, have tilled the earth themselves with these hands they are putting in the dish, and so it speaks of manual labor and — that they have thus honestly earned their food. I wanted it to give the idea of a wholly different way of life from ours — civilized people. So I certainly don’t want everyone just to admire it or approve of it without knowing why.” This statement by Vincent van Gogh clarifies his intentions to draw the painting and can’t be interpreted more correctly. To portray this scene he did years of research […]

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Displaying mental distress with insane feelings of the sorrow, the picture describes an old man crying over for unknown reasons.  He is stressed out and looks unable to bear any more stress as he is trying to hide from the tensed world by concealing his eyes behind his fists. The support by the elbow represents his weakness and inability to cope more with the undesired situations. The strongly closed fist may represent the anger inside him which has aroused after many years of anxiety and strain as those are the essential factors for anger. The flames in the fireplace at backdrop may represent the fiery agony by which the old man is suffering and has become an infinite struggle. Van Gogh firstly made draft of […]

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This painting is a part of the series Cypresses by Van Gogh produced in 1889-1890. The represented one is the most popular as it got famed in 1993 after its sell to Walter H. Annenberg for an equivalent amount of $ 86.3 million. It is considered as the artist one of the masterpieces. Though, if one takes a closer look at the painting, he learns that the depiction is more related to his fantasy than the reality as if he just watched the real scene and then depicted it in his own style of broken brush and post-impressionist vivid colors. This portrayal from his last days has filled with vibrant and close to original colors as he accepted the post-impressionism. Van Gogh’s prominent works has […]

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