Vincent Van GoghPrints

Biography

Generally considered the greatest Dutch painter after Rembrandt, van Gogh's striking and exuberant paintings were all produced during a period of only ten years. His Post-Impressionist work hauntingly conveyed through forceful color, aggressive brushwork and contoured forms, the anguish of a mental illness that eventually resulted in suicide.

After failing in both his career and love life, van Gogh turned inward, pursuing a position in the ministry. In 1880, disenchanted with priesthood, he discovered art as his new mission. The artist's earliest works were scenes of peasant life, but after a trip to Paris in 1886, where he encountered the works of the Impressionists and the Japanese prints en vogue at the time, he dramatically transformed his style from darkly colored realism to vibrant expressionism.

Inspired by the beauty of rural Arles, he moved there in 1888, but continued to struggle with nervous crisis and depression, and after one particularly severe episode, committed himself to an asylum at St. Remy. While hospitalized, he continued to paint and produced one of his most compelling works, The Starry Night. After his death, van Gogh's powerful compositions and expressive use of color greatly influenced Expressionism.

Weaver Facing Right Postcards, Greetings Cards, Art Prints, Canvas, Framed Pictures & Wall Art by Vincent Van Gogh

Weaver Facing Right

Vincent Van Gogh
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Sunrise Postcards, Greetings Cards, Art Prints, Canvas, Framed Pictures & Wall Art by Vincent Van Gogh

Sunrise

Vincent Van Gogh
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Sien: Facing Left Postcards, Greetings Cards, Art Prints, Canvas, Framed Pictures & Wall Art by Vincent Van Gogh

Sien: Facing Left

Vincent Van Gogh
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Adeline Ravoux Postcards, Greetings Cards, Art Prints, Canvas, Framed Pictures & Wall Art by Vincent Van Gogh

Adeline Ravoux

Vincent Van Gogh
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The Green Parakeet Postcards, Greetings Cards, Art Prints, Canvas, Framed Pictures & Wall Art by Vincent Van Gogh

The Green Parakeet

Vincent Van Gogh
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Self-Portrait Postcards, Greetings Cards, Art Prints, Canvas, Framed Pictures & Wall Art by Vincent Van Gogh

Self-Portrait

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The Gardener Postcards, Greetings Cards, Art Prints, Canvas, Framed Pictures & Wall Art by Vincent Van Gogh

The Gardener

Vincent Van Gogh
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The Old Tree Postcards, Greetings Cards, Art Prints, Canvas, Framed Pictures & Wall Art by Vincent Van Gogh

The Old Tree

Vincent Van Gogh
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The Italian Woman Postcards, Greetings Cards, Art Prints, Canvas, Framed Pictures & Wall Art by Vincent Van Gogh

The Italian Woman

Vincent Van Gogh
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Two Little Girls Postcards, Greetings Cards, Art Prints, Canvas, Framed Pictures & Wall Art by Vincent Van Gogh

Two Little Girls

Vincent Van Gogh
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The Schoolboy Postcards, Greetings Cards, Art Prints, Canvas, Framed Pictures & Wall Art by Vincent Van Gogh

The Schoolboy

Vincent Van Gogh
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Pere Tanguy Postcards, Greetings Cards, Art Prints, Canvas, Framed Pictures & Wall Art by Vincent Van Gogh

Pere Tanguy

Vincent Van Gogh
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Pere Tanguy Postcards, Greetings Cards, Art Prints, Canvas, Framed Pictures & Wall Art by Vincent Van Gogh

Pere Tanguy

Vincent Van Gogh
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Potato Gatherer Postcards, Greetings Cards, Art Prints, Canvas, Framed Pictures & Wall Art by Vincent Van Gogh

Potato Gatherer

Vincent Van Gogh
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