Vincent van Gogh

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Vincent van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh

Biography

Inspired by Van Gogh

Although he wasn't famous during his lifetime, today he is considered one of the greatest and most influential artists of his time. Many of his paintings sell for millions of dollars!!!! today.

Van Gogh's Paintings

Vincent van Gogh was born in the Netherlands in 1853.His father and grandfather were ministers, but others in his family worked in the art world. Vincent had two brothers and three sisters. He was closest to his younger brother Theo. Although he enjoyed drawing from the time he was a young boy, Vincent had a number of other jobs before he decided to work as an artist full time. He worked as a teacher in London and then as a minister. He also worked in a book store, at an art gallery, and as a missionary. At around the age of 27, van Gogh decided to devote himself completely to art

Let's think....1. How did Van Gogh's life influence his painting style?2. What elements of Art didVincent Van Gogh use?3. How are his painting different from other ones you have seen?

IMPRESSIONISM

Hmmm...Which piece of Art is your favorite and why?

The Starry Night

The Potato Eaters

A Style of painting characterized by the creation of an impression of something using small short quick brush strokes and unmixed primary colors

Van Gogh painted over 800 oil paintings as well as over a thousand water color sketches, watch this video to see some of his beautiful work!

Many people are inspired by Van Gogh's technique

Luisa, a Grade 2 student was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's painting of the "Sunflowers"and created this piece of Artwork


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