Blog about Van Gogh

Published on May 25, 2019 at 11:38 AM

Inspired by van Gogh

Considered one of the greatest Dutch painters, Vincent van Gogh was a post-impressionist artist whose work highly influenced 20th-century art. His work depicting figures, light, and landscape is notable for its beauty and emotion. Several of van Gogh’s paintings rank among the most expensive in the world.

The attraction he felt toward troubled women, turned his love life into a fiasco; the love he felt for others made him gave away his worldly goods to prove he is a good Christian. He lived desperately poor and lost his hope for human affection, so drawing and painting became van Gogh’s means of channeling his depression.

Van Gogh lived a short and tumultuous life and struggled with mental illness. During one of his seizures, he cut off his left earlobe.

He was a great artist who had a way with words as well, he wrote long letters to his brother, with whom he had a very close bond. There is a book called: The letters of Vincent van Gogh.

"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?" 

Some of van Gogh most famous paintings:

Almond Blossom (1890)

Wheat Field with Cypresses (1889)

The potato Eaters (1885)

Irises (1889)

Sunflowers (1888)

The starry night (1889)

Head of a skeleton with a burning Cigarette (1886)

"I try more and more to be myself, caring relatively little whether people approve or disapprove."

What inspires me about Vincent van Gogh?

He stood up for his art, even when he only sold one in his whole life he continued to paint and draw. He got rejected a lot but that didn't keep him from doing what he loved most. 

He wasn't money driven and in his own words was a sheep compared to the wolves out there. 

His letters to his brother, who he loved deeply, are amazing. Describing things very clear, struggling with things that people can relate to. Next to a good painter he also was a great story teller. 

"There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people."


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