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Vincent van Gogh

Britney Bridges 

Art History

Vincent van Gogh

  • -Born: March 30, 1853 in Zundert, Netherlands
    -Oldest of 5 siblings
    -Was a junior clerk at an art firm
    -Started painting at the age of 27 (1880)
  • -Influenced by Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
  • -Monet was a big influence 
  • -Not mentally stable
  • -Committed suicide at the age of 37
    -Died: July 29, 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise, France


-Post-Impressionism was during the late 1800s to early 1900s. Artist expressed themselves with color and style.

-used dark colors and few light colors to add contrast

-thick brush strokes

-mostly oil paintings on canvas

Cafe Terrace at Night

-Created in September 1888

-Oil Painting


-Painted in Arles, France 

-Located in Kröller-Müller Museum (Netherlands)


-Painted in January 1889

-One of a series

-Oil painting

-Located in the Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam)

Starry Night

-Painted in June 1889

-Oily Painting


-The view is a painting of what he saw outside go his asylum window

-Museum of Modern Art (New York)

Van Gogh's Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear

-January 1889 

-Oil painting

-Courtauld Gallery (London)

The Potato Eaters

-April 1885

-Oil painting

-Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam)

Van Gogh's Self-Portrait of 1889

-September 1889

-Oil painting

-Musee d'Orsay (Paris)

Wheatfield with Crows

This is one of my favorite painting by van Gogh because of the colors that he uses. The contrast between the bright yellow and dark blues make the painting stand out. The painting is simples and it is easy to tell what the image is. He sticks to his style of useing thick brush strokes.

Starry Night

Starry Night is my favorite painting by Vincent van Gogh. He painted this while he was looking outside a window. Van Gogh is showing his viewer that in a time of darkness, light can be found. The dark blues and blacks contrast with the yellows, light green, and light blues. He uses think brush strokes in a circular motion while creating the sky above the small town. This painting is an absolute work of art!