Self Portrait

Self Portrait Life of a master !

On this site we try to get closer to the life of Vincent Van Gogh, to get to understand and value his work in a personal way.

We want to reveal more about the personal life of Van Gogh, and how his emotional status was mirrored in his paintings.

More than 600 painting in the short life of Vincent Van Gogh makes it impossible to review them all.
But, because occassionally he would choose the same motif or models for several paintings, we can make a selection of the more innovative and better known paintings, without leaving that much behind..

Vincent Van Gogh

This web site is entirely dedicated to the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh. We would like to get closer to the artist’s life in order to understand a little bit more about his evolution as a painter.

We consider Vincent Van Gogh one of the Masters in the evolution in modern art.
All art lovers should be interested in getting to know this breathtaking artist better.

On the site we will study a vast selection of Van Gogh paintings, we also have articles about the information most commonly requested by art lovers and Van Gogh’s fans.

Learn more about the myths that might not be true, like the fact that is quite possible he did not cut his right ear himself. Go deep in the mind of a man in the desperate search for love and recognition. Let’s get to know the magnificent Vicent Van Gogh …

Sien: Facing Left

Sien: Facing Left

Short biography Vincent van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh was born the 30 of March of 1853 in Groot-Zundert, Holland. In 1869 started to work in a company/signature of art distributors, having works of short duration. In 1887 Van Gogh began his religious studies, and between 1878 and 1880 he was a Evangelist in the Borinage, a poor county in Belgium. While he was doing his religious works, he decided to become artist.

Van Gogh admired much the work of Jean François Millet, also the artist Honoré Daumier. Being his first works, compositions on farmers, prioritizing the dark colors. Van Gogh lived in Brussels and several other places on Holland, before moving to Paris in February of 1886.

Once in Paris, he lived with his brother Theo, having an approach to the Impresionist painting and Post-Impresionist. Van Gogh worked briefly in and factory of Fernand Cormon, where he knew Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The artist also knew Emile Bernard, Edgard Degas, Paul Gauguin, Camile Pissarro and Paul Signac, in that period.
The Flowers, Portraits and scenes of Montmartre, like also a trowel of colors alive and brilliant, replaced his first works of dark tonalities.

Van Gogh worked in Asnières with Bernard and Signac towards 1887. In February of 1888, Van Gogh went to live in Arles, where he was in isolation and solitude, capturing the landscapes of the field and people. Gauguin followed him and both artists worked together. Van Gogh, in this time, undergo one of his first mental problems, in December of 1888. Van Gogh was hospitalized several times in the Psychiatric Hospitals in Arles, Saint-Rémy and the Auvers-south-Oise, until year 1890. Nevertheless, he continued painting. In 1890, Van Gogh was invited .aswell as Les Vingt to Brussels, where he sold his first painting.

The same year Vincent was presented in Hall des Indépendants in Paris. Van Gogh attempted against his life, the 27 of July of 1890, passing away two days later in the Auvers-south-Oise, France.

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