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Vincent van Gogh 1853-1890

I’ve mentioned Vincent van Gogh in a few posts in my blog.  He is important in my life in that I grew up with him. He was an artist I liked from the start, we had a book at home.  Of course, we were from Amsterdam.  Also saw a great movie while quite young – well before the Kirk Douglas one.  Read Lust for Life.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Movement Post-Impressionism

Vincent Willem van Gogh – 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890 was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In a decade, he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterised by bold colours and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. He was not commercially successful, and his suicide at thirty-seven came after years of depression and poverty.

Some works. Gallery. Click any image to browse larger images:

Van Gogh and After. Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzOt_QtEVgg

Claude Cernuschi, professor, Art History; chair, Fine Arts Department, Boston College

Investigates Van Gogh’s position in art history: how he reacted against Impressionism, and how his work affected artists who came after, specifically, the larger phenomenon of Expressionism.

October 20, 2015

One AFTER van Gogh is Egon Schiele

I collected some! I’m like a stamp collector… I want the whole set. (Of the ones I like). I made this Egon Schiele ‘home page’. A small sample follows:

 

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