Van Gogh

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Parkstone International, Jul 1, 2011 - Art - 256 pages
Jenseits der Sonnenblumen, der Schwertlilien und des Porträts von Doktor Gachet befindet sich ein Mensch, Vincent van Gogh (geboren 1853; gestorben 1890) mit all seiner Begabung und Zerbrechlichkeit. Der Post-Impressionist van Gogh übte mit seiner Kreativität und seiner Technik einen enormen Einfluss auf das Verständnis der Malerei des 19. Jahrhunderts aus. Er war Vorläufer der Expressionisten, der Fauvisten und der modernen Kunst überhaupt. Heute jedoch wird van Gogh vor allem als das Symbol des von Krankheit, anderen Menschen und vor allem seinen eigenen Dämonen gequälten Malers wahrgenommen. Die Autorin dieses Ebooks befasst sich sowohl mit van Goghs Briefen als auch seinen Gemälden, die eine völlig neue Herangehensweise an die Farbe verkörpern. Die Legende steht dabei häufig in unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft mit Banalitäten, und das große künstlerische Genie wird mit der kleinlichen Wirklichkeit des Lebens konfrontiert. Trotz all seiner Ängste spürte van Gogh die Wichtigkeit seiner Arbeit und beharrte auf seinem Recht, anders zu sein. Die Zukunft gab ihm Recht.

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Vincent van Gogh was one of the great post-impressionist masters and, because of the power and accessibility of his work and the tragedy and dedication of his life, he became a legend as an artist. He was born on March 30, 1853 in the Netherlands.The son of a Dutch parson, he was largely self-taught as an artist. Ascetic and intensely spiritual, he viewed art as almost a religious vocation. He painted incessantly and left a vast volume of work but sold only one picture during his lifetime. In 1888, van Gogh went to Arles in search of the glowing sunlight, there breaking from the somber, earthbound realism of his early style to the brilliant color, passionate thick brushstrokes, and incredible joyousness of his later style. Some of these paintings include: The Yellow House, Bedroom in Arles, The red vineyard, and paul Gauguin's Armchair. Although he suffered a mental breakdown in his later years, he still went on to paint masterpieces like Starry Night and The Sower. On July 27, 1890 he is said to have shot himself. Many believe this was a suicide act, but others maintain it was accidental or that he was shot by neighboring kids with a "malfunctioning" gun. The gun was never found. His letters to his brother Theo are a moving and fascinating account of his working processes and the agony and drama of his daily life. Van Gogh was buried on July 30 in the municipal cemetery of Auvers-sur-Oise at a funeral attended by his brother, Theo van Gogh, who died six months later, on January 25, 1891. They are buried side by side.

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