Art History

Not Just a Man, Not Just Artwork

“There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.”— Vincent Van Gogh Today’ in the fast paced and highly technical world that we live in’ most things are not awe-inspiring for […]

Working Until the End

In true artist fashion’ Vincent Van Gogh worked until the time that he died. The works at the end are said by many to be a real paradox to his life and his previous works. Like he had for the months before’ Vincent kept working at a rapid pace’ painting […]

Time at Saint-Remy

“I am not strictly speaking mad, for my mind is absolutely normal in the intervals, and even more so than before. But during the attacks it is terrible – and then I lose consciousness of everything. But that spurs me on to work and to seriousness, as a miner who […]

The Arles Period

“The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech.” —Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh was quite busy during his time in Arles’ it was perhaps his most busy time’ and many of his best works came out of his time here. […]

Inspiration of Others and Influences in Paris

“Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model”. —Vincent Van Gogh There is no doubt that when Vincent Van Gogh moved to Paris in 1886 that he was deeply influenced by the landscapes’ the people’ and especially other artists. Vincent learned much […]

The Early Works

“My opinion is that the best thing would be to work on till art lovers feel drawn toward it of their own accord, instead of having to praise or to explain it”. —Vincent Van Gogh The early works of Vincent Van Gogh tend to center around peasant life’ and are […]