How did Van Gogh die?

  03/07/2017     Comments (0)

8 Facts About Van Gogh’s Death That You Should Know Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most famous painters of the 19th century. He is known for his post-impressionist paintings and self-portraits, considered to be masterpieces in art. Van Gogh died from a fatal gunshot wound at the age of 37. But, how did he die?   Self -Portrait with Grey Felt Hat, 1887 - Vincent Van Gogh.   When Did Van Gogh Die? Van Gogh’s death occurred in the early hours of 29th July, 1890.  The time of death was 1:30 AM. Where Did He Die? Van Gogh was found in his room at an inn in a village called Auvers-Sur-Oise, in northern France. Who Found Him With The Gunshot Wound? On 27th July, Van Gogh left the inn after breakfast and didn’t return by dusk like usual. Arthur Ravoux, the innkeeper and his family,  became...

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Was Van Gogh an impressionist?

  29/06/2017     Comments (0)

5 Answers That Prove Van Gogh Was Not An Impressionist Impressionism is an art style that rose to popularity among painters in the 1870s and 1880s. It was characterized by the use of thin, small, but visible brush strokes and stress on the accurate depiction of light. The qualities change over time. Impressionist painters painted more realistic scenes and often painted outdoors. Even though many art critics disapproved of this style, it was widely accepted by the public. Vincent Van Gogh was one of the most well-known painters of the 19th century. But was he an impressionist? Did Van Gogh Use Short Brush Strokes In His Paintings? Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear In one of Van Gogh’s most famous painting, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear ,  the painting was originally meant to depict turmoil. The colors were...

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Why Did Van Gogh Cut Off His Ear?

  26/06/2017     Comments (0)

10 Questions About Van Gogh’s Ear Answered Vincent Van Gogh was one of the most well-known painters in Western Art. Van Gogh was born on 30th March 1853, and killed himself at the age of 37. He’s done almost 860 oil paintings and 2100 artworks over a decade. His artwork included portraits, self-portraits, and landscapes that laid the foundation for modern impressionist art. The most widely debated fact about Van Gogh is his ear. That’s right - his ear. Well, here’s all you need to know!   Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear by Vincent Van Gogh Why Did Van Gogh Cut Off His Ear? This is the first question that comes to mind when Van Gogh is mentioned. There are theories that seem as valid for why he cut off his ear. Some say that he was afraid of losing attention after learning that his brother Theo...

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Was Van Gogh religious?

  20/02/2017     Comments (0)

Van Gogh painted with a ferocious spirit and often spoke of God in his letters to this brother Theo. Where did this come from, and what did he mean? Van Gogh’s Early Life He was born in the south of The Netherlands in Zundert into a religious family, his father the local preacher. It was small-town Dutch living, and a very close and religious community. After attending boarding schools Van Gogh himself turned to religious study. Throughout his life he was moved by others, it seems Van Gogh was always attracted to those who needed help, the poor, the ones weighed down with trouble and grief. And it was here that Van Gogh could see the purpose of religion, it helped to give clarity and purpose to those that needed it most. Van Gogh and Religion Van Gogh attempted to study Theology at the university of Amsterdam, and...

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What was Van Gogh’s romantic life like?

  14/02/2017     Comments (0)

There is no way around it, Van Gogh was unlucky, extremely unlucky, in love. Young Love During his early years Van Gogh proposed to two girls whom he had met and could not stop himself from confessing his feelings, both turned him down. Some years later he met his cousin, Kee, who had become recently widowed. Vincent enjoyed their long walks and wasted no time in declaring his love and proposing marriage. The family shocked, Kee became the third to decline Vincent’s advances, forcefully exclaiming, ‘No, nay, never.’ Van Gogh continued to pursue her but her family stepped in. From then on he would not propose again. He would though still find love and companionship. Disapproved by his family Van Gogh was attracted to intelligent women who had endured difficult lives. This extended to people looked down...

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