Who 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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Caspian Blue - History of Blue - Blue and The Impressionist Painters
... Cobalt 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 ... 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 Starry ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 ... black-and-white film featured only Van Gogh’s canvases ...
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 ... a wide number of artists who have adapted elements of van Gogh's style, including Willem de Kooning, Howard Hodgkin and Jackson Pollock. 1940s and 1950s is seen as in part inspired from van Gogh's broad, gestural brush strokes ...
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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    When van Gogh paints sunflowers, he reveals, or achieves, the vivid relation between himself, as man, and the sunflower, as sunflower, at that quick moment of time. His painting does not represent the sunflower itself. We shall never know what the sunflower itself is. And the camera will visualize the sunflower far more perfectly than van Gogh can.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to.... The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
    —Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890)

    And he whose soul is flat—the sky
    Will cave in on him by and by.
    —Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)

    If ... boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
    —Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890)