VINCENT VAN GOGH ACADEMY

VINCENT VAN GOGH

Vincent van Gogh  (1853 -1890) was a Post-Impressionist painter of Dutch origin whose work—notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color—had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness,he died aged 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted (although no gun was ever found).

He began to draw as a child, and he continued to draw throughout the years that led up to his decision to become an artist. He did not begin painting until his late twenties, completing many of his best-known works during the last two years of his life. In just over a decade, he produced more than 2,100 artworks, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches, and prints. His work included self portraits, landscapes, still lifes, portraits as well as paintings of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers.He spent his early adulthood working for a firm of art dealers, traveling between The Hague, London, and Paris, after which he taught for a time in England at Isleworth and Ramsgate. One of his early aspirations was to become a pastor, and from 1879 he worked as a missionary in a mining region in Belgium, where he began to sketch people from the local community.

In 1885, he painted his first major work, entitled The Potato Eaters. His palette at the time consisted mainly of somber earth tones and showed no sign of the vivid coloration that distinguished his later work. In March 1886, he moved to Paris and discovered the French Impressionists. Later, he moved to the south of France and was influenced by the strong sunlight he found there. His work grew brighter in color, and he developed the unique and highly recognizable style that became fully realized during his stay in Arles in 1888. The extent to which his mental health affected his painting has been a subject of speculation since his death. Despite a widespread tendency to romanticize his ill health, modern critics see an artist deeply frustrated by the inactivity and incoherence brought about by his bouts of illness. According to art critic Robert Hughes, Van Gogh's late works show an artist at the height of his ability, completely in control and "longing for concision and grace"

Vincent van Gogh has been one of the greatest Artists who's feelings and creative ideas where hard to follow and to understand by the world in his time. And that is fundamental in Art. We do not walk the paths we already know. We step further into an unknown world without boundaries. Where the soul explores and discovers itself and the universe. The micro-cosmos inside ourselves and the macro-cosmos far beyond the world of our imagination do not fit into our daily patterns we are used to feel and to see.

That is the fundament of the Vincent van Gogh Academy. Top Art beyond the boundaries of our daily world of patterns and behavior. A result can never be reached when we walk the paths, so many walked alrerady before. We need to face the challenge of breaking the usual patterns to discover new ideas and new possibilities beyond our imagination.

That's why the van Gogh Academy is cooperating with many Top Musea and offers possibilities for new unknown artists to be discovered in boundary breaking art in the smallest concepts far beyound the understanding of ourselves and in the largest concepts far beyound the imagination of our World.
Famous and Unknown Artists
Famous Paintings
Louvre
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Van Gogh Museum
Rijks Museum
Uffuzi Galery
Musée d'Orsay
Ta Marrison
Heinrich Campendonk
Charles Francois Daubignie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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