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Vincent Van Gogh (1853 ~ 1890 ) Vincent painted this picture of himself. Does he look happy or sad ? Art Masterpiece
Self Portrait Born in 1853 in the Netherlands Lived in France where he painted or drew over 2000 works of art His life is very celebrated and has many myths involved in it Van Gogh felt that his art was never appreciated; but many saw him as a genius He suffered from depression & committed himself in a mental hospital Many of his paintings were done there; including Starry Night
Post- Impressionism Real life subject matter Vivid Colors Thick application of paint Visible brush strokes Cool Facts about the Artist: ________________________________________ Van Gogh did not cut off his ear. He only cut off a small portion of his ear lobe. ________________________________________ Van Gogh created his most famous work “Starry Night” while staying in an asylum & it is his most recognizable piece. ________________________________________ Van Gogh only sold one painting during his lifetime and only became famous after his death.
Starry Night This painting is known for it’s intense swirling energy. What is the big black shape in the foreground? What colors do you see? What do the swirly lines remind you of? How does it make you feel?
This painting is of a scene that he saw from his window. Although it is a nighttime scene, it was painted from memory during the day. It features a scene of a Dutch- looking town. It is mainly composed of stars, town structures, rolling hills, and a bright crescent moon. A mysterious entity is then shown in the left foreground. It can be interpreted in different ways depending on who is viewing it. Starry Night is widely viewed as the greatest of all of Vincent Van Gogh's works.
Using a pencil, students are to draw their own cactus or bush on the left side of the paper in a curvy shape. Behind that draw several simple hills. In the sky draw several stars and a moon in circular fashion. You may add to your sky using dashes & swirls in colors of white, yellow & blue. ACTIVITY
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