Monday, August 31, 2009

Last 100 years World Painter : Van Gogh Vincent

Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist artist.[1] His paintings and drawings include some of the world's best known, most popular and most expensive pieces. Van Gogh spent his early adult life working for a firm of art dealers. After a brief spell as a teacher, he became a missionary worker in a very poor mining region. He did not embark upon a career as an artist until 1880. Initially, Van Gogh worked only with sombre colours, until he encountered Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism in Paris. He incorporated their brighter colours and style of painting into a uniquely recognizable style, which was fully developed during the time he spent at Arles, France. He produced more than 2,000 works, including around 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches, during the last ten years of his life.

There are some Gogh works :

The Potato Eaters
1885 (180 Kb); Oil on canvas, 81.5 x 114.5 cm; Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

The night café
1888; Yale University Art Gallery

La chambre de Van Gogh à Arles (Van Gogh's Room at Arles)
1889 (200 Kb); Oil on canvas, 57 x 74 cm (22 1/2 x 29 1/3 in); Musee d'Orsay, Paris

Vincent's Room, Arles
1888; Vincent Van Gogh Foundation, Amsterdam

Entrance to the Public Garden in Arles
1888 (240 Kb); Oil on canvas, 72.5 x 91 cm (28 1/2 x 35 3/4 in); The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear
1889 (250 Kb); Oil on canvas, 60 x 49 cm; Courtauld Institute Galleries, London

Landscape at Saint-Rémy
1889; Ny Carlsberg Glypotek, Copenhagen

Mountains at Saint-Remy
1889 (220 Kb); Oil on canvas, 71.8 x 90.8 cm (28 1/4 x 35 3/4 in); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

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