What is Vincent van Gogh?

  • (noun): Dutch postimpressionist painter noted for his use of color (1853-1890).
    Synonyms: van Gogh, Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Willem van Gogh (; 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) 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.

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Vincent Van Gogh - Legacy - Influence
... In his final letter to Theo, Vincent admitted that as he did not have any children, he viewed his paintings as his progeny ... of artists who have adapted elements of van Gogh's style, including Willem de Kooning, Howard Hodgkin and Jackson Pollock ... of the 1940s and 1950s is seen as in part inspired from van Gogh's broad, gestural brush strokes ...
Cultural Depictions Of Vincent Van Gogh - Film and Television
... The 1956 film starred Kirk Douglas as Vincent van Gogh and Anthony Quinn as Paul Gauguin ... In 1948, Alain Resnais made a documentary Van Gogh ... Resnais’ black-and-white film featured only Van Gogh’s canvases ...
Caspian Blue - History of Blue - Blue and The Impressionist Painters
... blue, a pigment of cobalt oxide-aluminium oxide, was a favourite of Auguste Renoir and Vincent van Gogh ... Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo, "‘Cobalt is a divine colour and there is nothing so beautiful for putting atmosphere around things…" Van Gogh described to his brother Theo how he ... in the 1870s, when he added two figures to left of the picture a few years later In Vincent Van Gogh's Irises, the blue irises are placed against their complementary colour, yellow-orange Van Gogh's ...
The Passion Of Vincent Van Gogh
... The Passion of Vincent van Gogh is an opera in three acts and eighteen scenes by composer Christopher Yavelow ... The English libretto by the composer is taken from the letters of Vincent van Gogh (with permission from the Vincent van Gogh Foundation), Paul Gauguin's journal, and additional official ...
Émile Bernard - Writings - Art Criticism
387 Vincent van Gogh Les Hommes d'aujourd'hui, no. 65–69 Néo-traditionnistes Vincent van Gogh La Plume III/57, 1 September 1891, pp. 447 Vincent van Gogh Mercure de France VII/40, April 1893, pp ...

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