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Vincent Van Gogh - a brief biography and description of the paintings

Vincent Van Gogh - a brief biography and description of the paintings

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Vincent Van Gogh Born in the Dutch city of Groot-Sundert on March 30, 1853. In the family of Van Gogh, all men, one way or another, dealt with paintings, or served the church. By 1869, even without finishing school, he began working in a company that sold paintings. In truth, Van Gogh did not succeed in selling paintings well, but he possessed an unlimited love of painting, and he was also given good languages. In 1873, at the age of 20, he ended up in London, where he spent 2 years that changed his whole life.

In London, Van Gogh lived happily ever after. He had a very good salary, which was enough to visit various art galleries and museums. He even bought himself a cylinder, which simply could not be dispensed with in London. Everything went to the point that Van Gogh could become a successful trader, but ... as is often the case, love, yes, it was love, became the path of his career. Van Gogh fell unconscious in love with the daughter of his landlady, but when he found out that she was already engaged, he became very introverted and became indifferent to his work. When he returned to Paris he was fired.

In 1877, Van Gogh began to live again in Holland, and increasingly found solace in religion. After moving to Amsterdam, he began to study as a priest, but soon dropped out, because the situation at the faculty did not suit him.

In 1886, in early March, Van Gogh moved to Paris with his brother Theo, and lived in his apartment. There he takes painting lessons from Fernand Cormon, and gets acquainted with such personalities as Pissarro, Gauguin and many other artists. Very quickly he forgets the whole darkness of Dutch life, and quickly gains respect as an artist. Draws clearly, vividly in the style of impressionism and post-impressionism.

Vincent Van GoghAfter spending 3 months at an evangelistic school in Brussels, he became a preacher. He handed out money and clothes to the needy poor, although he himself was not sufficiently wealthy. This aroused suspicion among the authorities of the church, and its activities were banned. He did not lose heart, and found solace in drawing.

By the age of 27, Van Gogh understood what his calling was in this life, and decided that he should become an artist at all costs. Although Van Gogh took drawing lessons, he can be considered self-taught with confidence, because he studied many books, self-taught books, and painted paintings by famous artists. At first he thought of becoming an illustrator, but then, when he took lessons from his relative artist, Anton Mouve, he painted his first works in oil.

It seems that life began to improve, but again Van Gogh began to pursue failure, and love. His cousin Kei Vos became a widow. He really liked her, but he received a refusal, which he experienced for a long time. In addition, because of Kei, he quarreled very seriously with his father. This disagreement was the reason Vincent moved to The Hague. It was there that he met Klazina Maria Hoornik, who was a girl of easy virtue. Van Gogh lived with her for almost a year, and more than once he had to be treated for sexually transmitted diseases. He wanted to save this poor woman, and even thought about marrying her. But here his family had already intervened, and thoughts about marriage were simply dispelled.

Returning to his homeland with his parents, who had already moved to Nyonen by that time, his skills began to improve. He spent 2 years in his homeland. In 1885, Vincent settled in Antwerp, where he attended classes at the Academy of Arts. Then, in 1886, Van Gogh returned to Paris, to his brother Theo, who throughout his life helped him, both morally and financially. France became the second home for Van Gogh. It was in it that he lived his entire remaining life. He did not feel like a stranger here. Van Gogh drank a lot, and had a very explosive character. He could be called a person who is difficult to deal with.

In 1888 he moved to Arles. Locals were not happy to see him in their town, which was located in the south of France. Despite this, Vincent found friends here, and felt quite good. Over time, he came up with the idea of ​​creating a settlement here for artists, which he shared with his friend Gauguin. Everything was going well, but there was a quarrel between the artists. After spending 2 weeks in a psychiatric clinic, he returned there in 1889, as he began to suffer from hallucinations.

In May 1890, he finally left the mentally ill shelter and went to Paris with his brother Theo and his wife, who only gave birth to a boy who was named Vincent in honor of his uncle. Life began to improve, and Van Gogh was even happy, but his illness returned again. On July 27, 1890, Vincent Van Gogh died in the arms of his brother Theo, who loved him very much. Half a year later, Theo died. The brothers are buried in the Overa cemetery nearby.

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