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miércoles, 13 de julio de 2016

VINCENT VAN GOGH

Some time ago (January, 2014) I made this post about this great Dutch painter. Here it is again with some updated information you may be interested in.


 

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  1. Vincent Willem Van Gogh was born in Netherlands in 1853 and he died in France in 1890. He was a Dutch painter; the central figure in his life was his younger brother Theo. His first job was in an art gallery. At 26 years old, he went as a missionary in a mining region in Belgium, where he began to draw people from the local community.

    María Béjar Rodríguez 2º ESO A

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  2. Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on 30th March, 1853, and he died on 29th July, 1890. He was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter. He was from Holland. Van Gogh began to draw as a child. In his life he has drawn very good pictures, such as 'The yellow house' in 1888 or 'Bedroom in Arles', in 1888, too. In the same year, he suffered his first mental breakdown and he cut half of his left ear, and on 29th July, 1980, he felt very sad, so grabbed a gun and shot himself.

    Maria Jose Garcia Gutiérrez 2ºA

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  3. Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch painter. He was born on 30th March 1853, in Zundert , the Netherlands. His parents were Anna Cornelia Carbentus and Theodorus van Gogh. It grew in an environment of inflexibility together with his brothers. He always felt sad and he was timid. On 27th July, 1890 , when he was only 37 years old, Vincent went for a walk in the fields and shot himself in the chest. He died two days later. He was buried in the cemetery of Auvers -sur -Oise. Six months later, his brother Theo died. In 1914 , Theo 's body was exhumed and reburied with Vincent 's body. In his last two years of life , Vincent painted almost 500 paintings. In 1973 , Museum of Vincent van Gogh was opened in Amsterdam. Today , many of his works are among the most recognized and expensive in the history of art . The "Lilies " works and "Portrait of Dr. Gachet " was sold for a record value of 53.9 and 82.5 million, respectively.

    Alba Arenas López 2ºA

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  4. Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on 30th March, 1853, and he died on 29th July, 1890. He was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter.Van Gogh began to draw as a child. One of his early aspirations was to become a pastor and from 1879 he worked as a missionary in a mining region in Belgium where he began to sketch people from the local community. In 1885, he painted his first major work The Potato Eaters. He produced more than 2,100 artworks, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints.
    Maria Jesus Mendoza Alaminos , 2A

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  5. Was a Dutch painter, one of the leading exponents of Post-Impressionism. He painted 900 paintings (including 27 self-portraits and watercolors 148) and made 1,600 drawings. A central figure in his life was his younger brother Theo, who continually and selflessly provided financial support. The friendship between them is documented in numerous letters they exchanged from August 1872. Of the 800 letters which survive from the painter, about 650 were for Theo, the other is correspondence with family and friends.

    Although very young had inclination towards drawing, his first job was in an art gallery. He later became a Protestant pastor and in 1879, at age 26, he went as a missionary in a mining region in Belgium where he began to sketch people from the local community. In 1885 he painted his first major work The Potato Eaters. At that time his palette consisted of dark earth tones. Colorful light by which it is known emerged in later works, when he moved to Southern France, getting correctly during his stay in Arles in 1888. The quality of his work was recognized only after his death, today considered one of the great masters of painting. He had a great influence on the art of the twentieth century, especially among the Fauves and German Expressionists as Derain, Kees Van Dongen and Vlaminck. He suffered frequent bouts of mental illness throughout his life, which led him to a gunshot wound that ended his life at age 37 occur. Although there is a general tendency to speculate that his mental illness is influenced in his painting, the art critic Robert Hughes believes the artist's works are executed with complete control.

    Irene García Guardia 2 B

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  6. Vincent Willem van Gogh Netherlands, March 30, 1853, Auvers-sur-Oise, France, July 29, 1890) was a Dutch painter, one of the leading exponents of postimpresionismo.1 He painted 900 paintings (including 27 self-portraits and 148 watercolors) and made ​​1.600 drawings. A central figure in his life was his younger brother Theo, who continually and selflessly provided financial support. The friendship between them is documented in numerous letters they exchanged from August 1872. Of the 800 letters which survive from the painter, about 650 were for Theo, the other is correspondence with family and friends.
    Although very young had inclination towards drawing, his first job was in an art gallery. He later became a Protestant pastor and in 1879, at age 26, he went as a missionary in a mining region in Belgium where he began to sketch people from the local community.


    Juan Ortiz Béjar 2-A-ESO

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  7. Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on 30 March 1853 in Groot-Zundert,Vincent was a common name in the Van Gogh family: his grandfather, Vincent.Van Gogh began to draw as a child, and he continued to draw throughout the years that led up to his decision to become an artist. Van Gogh painted over 900 paintings are self-portraits of them -27 and 148 thousand 600 watercolors and drawings.The celebrated creator of Starry Night, The Potato Eaters and Skull smoking a cigarette, died on July 29, 1890, two days after being shot in the chest.Van Gogh is also known from history that indicates that he cut off his ear, however, was only known to the lobe.Van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime and after his death was that achieved worldwide fame.during the last three months of life 500 works and performed in their last 69 to 79 days signed pictures.


    Ariadna Prados Lopez 2ºA

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  8. Vicent Willem van Gogh was born in Netherlands in 1853. He was a Duth post-Impressionist painter. He began to draw as a child, and he continued to draw throughout the years that led up to his decision to become an artist. He wanted be a pastor and from 1879 he worked as a missionary in a mining region in Belgium. In ten years he produced more than 2.100 artworks, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1.300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints. he died in France in 1890. My favourite painting is Starry Night Over the Rhone.

    Irene Ramón Arellano 2ºA

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  9. Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on 30th March, 1853, and he died on 29th July, 1890.Was a post-Impressionist painter of Dutch origin 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.Van Gogh began to draw as a child, and he continued to draw throughout the years that led up to his decision to become an artist. He did not begin painting until his late twenties, completing many of his best-known works during the last two years of his life. In just over a decade, he produced more than 2,100 artworks, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints.

    Raisa Martín Espinosa 2º B

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  10. Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on March 30th in 1853 and died on 29th July in 1890, when he was only thirty-seven years old. He was a painter of Zundert.He was Dutch. He painted twenty-seven self-portraits and a hundred forty- eight watercolors .He had a brother younger than he called Theo.Vicent Van Gogh was a important artist.
    Joaquin Alejandro España Sánchez 2B

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  11. Vicent Van Gogh he was one of the best painters in the history of the post-Impressionist who born in Netherlandsand die in France. He started drawing and when he was a mining mission to Belgium, the painted The Potato Eaters box. Is said to he suffered frequent bouts of mental illness throughout his life, which led him to a gunshot wound that ended his life at age 37 occur. Although there is a general tendency to speculate that his mental illness is influenced in his painting, the art critic Robert Hughes believes the artist's works are executed with complete control.

    He painted 900 paintings (including 27 self-portraits and watercolors 148) and made 1,600 drawings. A central figure in his life was his younger brother Theo, who continually provided financial support and disinterested manner.

    In my opinion, the best painting’s Vicent are The Starry Night, The Sower, The Church at Auvers and Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette.

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    Vincent Willem Van Gogh was born on 30th March, 1853, and he died on 29th July, 1890. He was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter. He painted 900 paintings. His younger brother Theo was very important in his life. Theo always helped his brother. In 1885, Van Gogh painted his first famous paint, it was called The Potato Eaters.Today his paints are very famous.

    Carmen Trujillo Aguilera 2º E.S.O- A

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  13. Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on 30th March, 1853, and he died on 29th July, 1890. When he was only thirty-seven years old. He painted 900 paintings and made 1,600 drawings. His younger brother Theo was very important in his life. My favourite picture is the Starry Night.
    Robert 2ºB

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  14. Vincent Van Gogh was born on 30th March, 1853. He was a post-Impressionist painter of Dutch origin. Van Gogh began to draw as a child, and he continued to draw throughout the years that led up to his decision to become an artist. He produced more than 2,100 artworks, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints. He died at the age of 37 ( in 1890) in from a gunshot wound.

    Joaquín García Venegas 2ºESO B

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  15. Vicent William Van Gogh was born on 30th, 1853. He was a Dutch post-impressionist painter. He painted 900 paintings.Theo, his younger brother , was very importan in his life. He always helped his borther. Now painting's Van Gogh is very important. He was best painter in his time, i think.
    Marta Altea González 2ºA

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  16. Vincent Willem Van Gogh was born in Netherlands in 1853 and he died in France in 1890.
    He was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter.Van Gogh began to draw as a child. He painted 900 paintings and made 1,600 drawings . Vincent.Van Gogh began to draw as a child, and he continued to draw throughout the years that led up to his decision to become an artist .. He produced more than 2,100 artworks, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints . He was a very good painter

    Jose Manuel Diaz España 2ºB

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  17. I Know taht Vincent Van Gogh was a painter. He had a very sad life and he went mad. He cut his ear. Today, he is very well-Known. One of his most famous paintings is the sunflowers. I like the colours he uses and the landscapes he paints.

    Margarita LLanes Venegas 2ºA

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  18. Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter. His work had a great influence on modern art because of its striking colors and emotional power. He suffered from anxiety and fits of mental illness. When he was 37, he shot himself and died. He was not well known when he was alive, and most people did not appreciate his art. After he died, though, he became very famous. Today, many people think he is one of the greatest painters in the world and an important influence on modern art. . He made more than 2,000 artworks, with 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches. Today, many of his pieces—portraits, landscapes and sunflowers—are some of the most famous and costly works of art in the world. I like the colours he uses and the landscapes he paints.
    Here, there is a link to a video:
    http://www.biography.com/people/vincent-van-gogh-9515695

    Margarita LLanes Venegas 2ºA

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  19. Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on 30th March, 1853, and he died on 29th July, 1890. He was a very important dutch painter
    he had 900 paintings and he draw 1600 draws
    He had more than 2000 artworks cosisting 800 oil paintings and 1300 watercolors
    He was one of the best paintor in the history for a lot of people

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  20. Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch artist who was born in 1853 and he died in 1890. His work was Post-impressionist, an artistic trend which followed on from the nineteenth century Impressionist movement. Nowadays Van Gogh is considered to be one of the 19th century's greatest artists. This recognition came too late, however. During his lifetime he sold only one single painting, La Vigne Rouge (The Red Vineyard). Van Gogh produced all his work in just ten years before suffering from mental illness and committing suicide. His fame rose quickly after his death.

    Van Gogh was a painter very famous around the world. I knew he in the school when I was younger but I didn’t search about his life. Then, some years later, I saw one of his paintings and I began to interest for him and for his paintings. The painting which I saw was “Baby Marcelle Roulin, The”. It is a painting where appear a baby very beautiful. I liked this picture because in it we can see a baby and I like the babies.

    I kwon that in Asterdam there is The Van Gogh Museum which is dedicated to the work of Van Gogh. It is a very modern building where are many paintings of Van Gogh. I knew this because my brother, who study Arts and he studied this painter, told me some months before that is a museum very famous and he like it very much. He would like visiting it so if he found a job and earn enough money, he will go to visit this museum!

    From my point of view, Van Gogh, like other many painters, didn’t get the prestige when he was live. They have a bad life because they don’t have money to eat and anyone buys their paintings or if somebody buys a painting he do it for a very low price. Then when they die all the world want buy a painting of them. This shouldn’t be so because who enjoy the money? The painters, their family or a director of a museum? The painters don’t because they are die.

    Andrea Ligero Alabarce, 1º B Bach.

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  21. Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work had far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. His output includes portraits, self portraits, landscapes, still lifes, olive trees and cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers. Critics largely ignored his work until after his presumed suicide in 1890. His shortened life, highly expressive and spontaneous use of vivid colours, broad oil brushstrokes and emotive subject matter, mean he is recognisable both in the modern public imagination by his first name as the quintessential misunderstood genius and by art historians as a supreme and pivotal aestheticist.

    Van Gogh was born to religious upper middle class parents. He was driven as an adult by a strong sense of purpose, but was also thoughtful and intellectual; he was equally aware of modernist currents in art, music and literature. He was well travelled and spent several years in his 20s working for a firm of art dealers in The Hague, London and Paris, after which he taught in England at Isleworth and Ramsgate. He drew as a child, but spent years drifting in ill health and solitude, and did not paint until his late twenties. Most of his best-known works were completed during the last two years of his life.

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  22. Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work had influence on 20th-century art. His output includes portraits, self portraits, landscapes, olive trees and cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers. Critics largely ignored his work until after his presumed suicide in 1890

    Vincent van Gogh was born on 30 March 1853 in Groot-Zundert, close to Breda, in the Catholic province of North Brabant in the southern Netherlands. He was the oldest surviving child of Theodorus van Gogh, a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, and Anna Carbentus. Vincent was given the name of his grandfather and a brother, Vincent was a common name in the family, the painter's brother Theo was born on 1 May 1857. He had another brother, Cor, and three sisters: Elisabeth, Anna, and Willemina. Vincent was a serious and thoughtful child. He attended the village school at Zundert

    Van Gogh produced many self-portraits, he drew or painted more than 43 between 1886 and 1889. They vary in intensity and colour, and some portray the artist with beard, some without, and others with bandages, in the period after he had severed a portion of his ear. Self-portrait without beard, from late September 1889, was one of the most expensive paintings ever sold, it was sold for $71.5 million dollars in New York. It was also Van Gogh's last self-portrait, completed as a birthday gift to his mother

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  24. Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on 30 March 1853 in Zundert, Netherlands and died on 29 July 1890 Auvers-sur-Oise, France. He committed suicided because of his mental illness, his poverty and his anxiety. He was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter whose work had influence on 20th-century art.

    He made over 21,000 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings. They include portraits, self portraits, landscapes, still lives, olive trees, cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers.

    Some of his most famous work are Starry Night, Sunflowers, Bedroom in Arles, Portrait of Dr. Gachet and Sorrow. However, his artworks weren’t valued until his death so he was very poor. Nowadays, his portraits are the most expensive in the world. For example, Self-portrait without beard was sold in New York for 71’5 million dollars.

    All in all, I think he was an amazing painter who unfortunately wasn’t recognised when he was alive. Nevertheless, nowadays he is known as one of the most famous painters in our history.

    By: William : )))

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  26. To begin with, Vincent van Gogh was a famous Dutch painter. He was born on 30th March 1853 in Zundert, which is in Netherlands and died on 29th July in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.

    Since he was a child he was into the drawing and painting. When he became older, he turned to Religion, like a preacher in southern Belgium. Later he was keenly aware of modernist trends in art, music and literature. Theo, who was his younger brother, supported him financially. In 1886 he moved to Paris, where he discovered the French Impressionism movement.
    He worked in too many artworks during his life; the majority created in his last two years, which had influence on 20th century art. He belonged to the Post Impressionist movement.
    About his ear, it is thought that he had a violent encounter with Gauguin, who he had some arguments with due to their different personalities. Van Gogh threatened him with a razor, and finally in a rage, he cut off most of his own right ear.
    He committed suicide when he was 37 because he had a mental illness.

    All in all, although it is curious that he sold only one painting during his life, I think he is a great painter and one of the most famous in the world besides his works like Starry Night, Sunflowers, Bedroom in Arles, Sorrow and Portrait of Dr Gachet....


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  27. To start, Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on 30th March 1853 in Zundert, Netherlands and he died on 29 th July in Auvers-sur-Oise, a region of France. He was a famous Dutch painter. In his life time, he painted nine hundred pictures and more than one thousand six hundred drawings. He was the older of six brothers, his father was a Protestant pastor. From 1876, he worked as a teacher, assistant and employee of a bookstore, but none of this jobs last long. At this time he wanted to be like his father, a pastor, for this reason he moved to Amsterdam.

    Vincent devoted to painting ten years. In these ten years, he did very important works as "The Potato Eaters", "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" .....In many works of art, it reflects the suffering of the poor and marginalized. In February,1888, he moved to Arlés for find a new inspiration in Japanese engravings. In his later years, Vincent suffered many nervous breakdowns that were reflected in his paintings.

    All in all, Vincent has been one of the most famous painters of the history. I think that he is the best of all because in only ten years of work, he has gotten a place in the history of art.

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  28. To begin with,I'm going to talk about who was Vicent Van Gogh.
    Vicent William Van Gogh was born on 30rd March, 1853 and he died on 29th July, 1890. Van Gogh, who was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, is maybe one of the most famous figures in the history of Western Art. He created around 2100 artworks in just 10 yearsin which he included landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and self portraits.This painter also contributed to the foundation of modern art, which is an artistic work during the period extending from 1960 to 1970.

    If we went back to his childhood, we can see that Van Gogh painted since he was two years old. He was serious, quiet and thoughful. However, he should signs of mentalinstability, but he had never worried about this until he started to suffer psychotic episodes and delusion. In my opinion he wasn't too worried about it as he continued drinking heavily and not eating properly. His friendship with Gauguin, who was a French artist, ended when Van Gogh thrteatened him with a razor, and in a rage, cut off part of his own left ear. Afterwords, Van Gogh was admited in a psychiatric hospital in Saint- Rémy while his condition stabilised. But just a few time after leave the hospital, on 27th July 1890, he shot hymself in the chest with a revolver as his brother a few weeks before said him thathe couldn't support him financially any longer. Van Gogh died definetely on 29th July from his injures.

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  30. To begin with, I'll talk briefly about who was Vincent.
    Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch artist who was born in 1853 and he died in 1890. His work was Post-impressionist, an artistic trend which followed on from the nineteenth century Impressionist movement. Nowadays Van Gogh is considered to be one of the 19th century's greatest artists. Besides this, he painted about 900 paintings and drawings made over 1600.

    Mainly, the thecnique taht he used was different depending on the effect he wanted to achieve, covering the planes with light colors, while in other pictures put broad brushstrokes and sometimes entire drawing outlined with thick strokes. On other occasions, she worked with a hard brush verging all forms depending interested him, accentuating the lines or color, stroke he repeated rhythmic movement both in the drawings and paintings.

    He was well travelled and spent several years in his 20s working for a firm of art dealers in The Hague, London and Paris, after which he taught in England at Isleworth and Ramsgate. He drew as a child, but spent years drifting in ill health and solitude, and did not paint until his late twenties. Most of his best-known works were completed during the last two years of his life.

    From my point of view, Van Gogh, like other many painters, didn’t get the prestige when he was live. They have a bad life because they don’t have money to eat and anyone buys their paintings or if somebody buys a painting he do it for a very low price. Then when they die all the world want buy a painting of them.

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  31. To begin with,I'm going to talk about who Vicent Van Gogh was.
    Vicent William Van Gogh was born on 30th March, 1853 and he died on 29th July, 1890. Van Gogh, who was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, is maybe one of the most famous figures in the history of Western Art. He created around 2,100 artworks in just 10 years in which he included landscapes, still lives, portraits, and self portraits.This painter also contributed to the foundation of modern art, which is an artistic movement during the period extending from 1960 to 1970.

    If we went back to his childhood, we would see that Van Gogh had painted since he was two years old. He was serious, quiet and thoughful. However, he showed signs of mental instability, but he had never worried about this until he started to suffer psychotic episodes and delusion. In my opinion he wasn't too worried about it as he continued drinking heavily and not eating properly. His friendship with Gauguin, who was a French artist, ended when Van Gogh threatened him with a razor, and in a rage, cut off part of his own left ear. Afterwards, Van Gogh was admitted in a psychiatric hospital in Saint- Rémy until his condition stabilised, but just some time after leaving the hospital, on 27th July 1890, he shot hymself in the chest with a revolver as his brother a few weeks before told him thathe couldn't support him financially any longer. Van Gogh died definetely on 29th July from his injures.

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