Presentation on theme: "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process. Miss Morgan AP Studio Art/AP Art History Period 1."— Presentation transcript:
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process. Miss Morgan AP Studio Art/AP Art History Period 1
Born on March 30, 1853 in Groot-Zundert, in North Brabent, Holland, Vincent van Gogh became one of the worlds most recognized painters- despite only selling one artwork during his lifetime! Van Goghs artworks convey… The emotional power of space The symbolic meaning of color The physicality of the medium The sheer beauty & intelligence of his images. Age 13, c. 1866
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.
Many of the inspirations Van Gogh expressed in his art are reflections of the times at large: The economy changes from an agrarian to an industrial one People in search of factory work are moving from the farms to the cities A working-class reality of dank, over-crowded slums and abysmal working conditions The longing for contact with nature Experiences of extreme loneliness, alienation, and anonymity within the crowded public life of streets, cafes, bars, restaurants, etc. Other cultures (Japanese Ukiyo-e woodcuts)
Vincent van Gogh painted over 30 self-portraits between the years 1886 and 1889. His collection of self-portraits places him among the most prolific self-portraitists of all time.
As the year of 1888 came to an end, Vincent committed himself to an asylum. Although van Gogh had been troubled by mental health issues throughout his life, the episodes became more pronounced during the last few years of his life. In some of these periods he was unable to paint, a factor which added to the mounting frustrations of an artist at the peak of his ability. His depression gradually deepened…
Vincent viewed his life as horribly wasted, personally failed & impossible. On July 27, 1890 Van Gogh attempted suicide by shooting himself in the chest. He survived, but died two days later from the wound. Self-portrait September 1889