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Vincent van Gogh 1853-1890 Born in Netherlands Oldest of 6 kids Many unsuccessful jobs Very poor Brother Theo supported him Often didnt eat much to buy.

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2 Vincent van Gogh Born in Netherlands Oldest of 6 kids Many unsuccessful jobs Very poor Brother Theo supported him Often didnt eat much to buy art supplies almost 900 paintings 20 self-portraits

3 The Potato Eaters Considered van Goghs first masterpiece Different from later works Color is duller Before studied Impressionalism Peasant life and rural landscapes were a favorite topic for Vincent

4 Before and After Impressionalism Dark mudding colors Literal representation of the church, sky and surroundings Color is very minimal Bright colors Free forming lines-- wavy and appear to be bending or melting

5 Sunflowers Famous for vibrant colors Notice the different stages of life the flowers create Many artists have tried to copy Yellow was Goghs favorite color Signed all his work Vincent

6 The Bedroom at Arles, 1887 Van Goghs bedroom Used color to express himself Simplify color Resemble rest, sleep Sent to brother Theo to show where stayed

7 Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear Van Gogh had a disease called epilepsy During one of his fits he went after a friend with a razor The friend left, but Van Gogh cut his ear with it He committed self to an asylum

8 Portrait of Dr. Gachet Van Goghs doctor after spending time in the asylum Mentally instable Insomnia Van Gogh recognized this madness as a disease Van Gogh thought would have painted better without disease Painting sold for 82.5 million in 1990 Highest payment to that date

9 Irises, sold for 53.9 million in 1987

10 Starry Night

11 Starry Night over the Rhone

12 Cafe Terrace at Night 3 famous Starry Night paintings This adds aspect of people Stars faded in background Strong belief that must master drawing then add color

13 The Red Vineyard Van Gogh was never famous while he was alive His brother, Theo bought his paintings This is the only painting Theo sold while Vincent was alive Sold at auction months before Vincent died Sold for 400 francs in Brussels


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