Was Van Gogh Left Handed?

  07-09-2017     Comments (0)

Van Gogh’s life and paintings have always been a mystery. One of the most puzzling questions about him is if he is right handed or left handed. Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most well-known post-impressionist painters in the 19th century whose work is notable for its color, emotion, and beauty. Being the son of a pastor, it took a few years for Van Gogh to realize his talent for art. All his life, he was highly emotional and struggled a lot with his identity. Even if he sold just a few paintings in his entire lifetime, he is now known as one of the popular artists of all time.   Self portrait as an artist.1888. What does Van Gogh’s self-portrait tell about his left-handedness? Assuming that Van Gogh used a mirror to paint, after flipping the painting, we can...

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Where Are Van Gogh's Sunflowers?

  07-09-2017     Comments (2)

There are numerous paintings that have been drifting from one gallery to another and each of them is synonymous with Vincent Van Gogh’s name and techniques. The artist is one of the most famous post-impressionist painters of the 19th century.  Even though he lived a very troubled life, his artworks later rose to popularity and wide critical acclaim for his ideas and techniques. The Sunflower Series The Sunflower series of Van Gogh is one of the perfect examples of this. Many scholars suggest that Van Gogh became well known around the world, not because of his other paintings, but because of his sunflower series. One can make a mental connection with the artist once one starts to observe the painting carefully. Van Gogh’s Sunflower series has been duplicated by...

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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! 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 was going to marry a woman called Jo. German scholars...

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