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  • Vincent Van Gogh

    Painter

    1853-1890

  • Vincent Willem van Gogh

     Born March 30, 1853 in the Netherlands

     Son of a minister

     Fails as art dealer-doesn’t like art as commodity

     Also fails being a religious missionary

     Marriage proposal(s) turned down

     Returns home to live with his parents

  •  Moves to Brussels and studies at Royal Academy of Art

     Starts painting in his late twenties

     Uses earth tone colors

     Moves to Paris in 1886 & discovers Impressionists– painters who use bright colors, a lot of light, and small brush strokes

    The Potato Eaters

    1885

  •  Moves to south France (Arles)

     Begins to use bright beautiful colors & light

     Creates some of most famous works as décor for his “Yellow House”

    His style is unique- swirls, spirals, bold colors, movement

    The Church at Auvers (1890)

    The Yellow House, 1888

  • Wheat Field with Cypresses (1889)

  • The Starry Night (1889)

  • He painted many self-

    portraits.

  • Van Gogh loved to paint

    sunflowers!

  •  Last paintings are turbulent and intense

     Van Gogh died in July 1890 at the age of 37

    Wheat Field with Crows (1890)

  • Art Project-

    sunflower painting

     Use oil pastels to paint

    a vase and sunflowers

    on construction paper

     Use Black to paint the

    vase first

     Paint the center of the

    flowers next

     Then paint the stems,

    petals, and leaves

     Paint the table line

    last.

  • This presentation is

    based on a version

    found at

    fieldartdiscovery.com.

    Thanks to Art

    Discovery at Field

    School!

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