Now he is one of the most respected artists in history, and has created many masterpieces in his career that most artists dream of. It all started on, March 30, 1853, in Groot-Zundert, Holland. He was the first born son to his parents, who were Theodorus van Gogh who was a pastor and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Before Van Gogh was born his parents were pregnant with boy but he died during birth. He had five younger siblings, two brothers Theodorus and Cornelius, the other three were all girls Anna, Elisabeth, Elisabeth.
Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands. Someone whose work was eminent for its comeliness, emotion and colour, Van Gogh was a post-impressionist painter who highly influenced 20th century art. Vincent van Gogh has passed for more than 115 years ago, and yet his artwork is still altering the way mankind views comeliness, persona, individuality, and style in art. His thousands of paintings and drawings have sundry characteristics that have been facsimiled by thousands and duplicated by none. Van Gogh's unique life has inspired millions to become active in art.
Many artists of the world have expressed themselves with the writings in the form of letters and of all, letters of Vincent Van Gogh have been very popular and are widely read by people all over the world. These letters were originally written in French or Dutch and some may be in English and most of them are undated. He too was a prolific writer when it came to writing letters and has nearly a thousand of letters of which most were written to himself and many from the rest to his brother Theo. These letters have been very important source of information and knowledge about the struggle that his life had been. It not only sketched to the world a chronology about his life, but also gave a clear glimpse about the artistic journey and creative ambitions that he had.
Van Gogh is the king of light because he disperses a lot of colors on to this painting, making it look very illusive, or different. Another thing about this oil painting is the colors, which is yellow and blue, and they point out his work of art is classified as impressionism, which overall, “Van Gogh oil painting to display in their vision of reality” (oil painting-planet.com). Van Gogh also uses tone when creating light for his paintings because this is an example of his expression lines and which this also creates an arbitrary color scheme through the painting. Arbitrary is the artistic style that makes sense for this painting because this shows how the mixture of colors can become implied to its mediums. For this painting, the medium was oil, or oil pastel, but the point is that the colors has to blend in with the canvas which Van Gogh masters to create an impressive impasto painting.
Originally vincent was supposed to follow his father's footsteps and be a pastor. Instead he enjoyed doing art so his career in art began, Vincent started painting when he got older, he was 27 years old when he finished his first painting, He self-taught himself to paint. Vincent mainly painted self-portraits. Vincent painted over 30 self-portraits in 1886 and 1889. Vincent Van Gogh was friends with an artist named Paul Gauguin.
Even if the phase of the moon had been a waning crescent at the time, Van Gogh 's moon is not astronomically correct. There is the night sky filled with swirling clouds, stars ablaze with their own luminescence, and a bright crescent moon. Although the features are exaggerated, this is a scene we can all relate to, and also one that most individuals feel comfortable and at ease with. This sky keeps the viewer 's eyes moving about the painting, following the curves and creating a visual dot to dot with the stars. This movement keeps the onlooker involved in the painting while the other factors take
Also use of simple compositions and solid shapes, Nguyen Sang’ s oil paintings has those melodramatic spaces in it. Moreover in his painting they mostly contain of powerful, bright colours that follow a theme, like red, green, gold, light brown, yellow. And his red, yellow and orange glitter brightly and move gently, they all very basic colours but he have the ability to bring the simple to the next stage. To be more specific about this painting “ A girl by Lotus “ Nguyen Sang in the background has those unrealistic shapes, that might represent furniture in the house or decoration, but he does not draw very much detail in it, just the shape. Also his brush line is very thin and small so he can draw details on the lotus or the girl’s body
Others say it was painted by memory by a dream he supposedly had. Vincent tried to calm his anxiety by painting how his mental condition let him see things; big and with movement. "You can feel the stars and the infinity of the sky since life, in spite of everything, is like a dream." That’s the phrase Van Gogh used to describe his magnificent piece of art.
Even though he dreamed of traveling to Japan, Van Gogh stayed due to Toulouse-Lautrec that the village of Arles had the same light as the one in Japan. In 1888, on the 22nd or the 23rd September, he communicated to his brother Theo about Japanese: “And we would not be able to study Japanese art, it seems to me, without becoming much happier and more cheerful, and it makes us return to nature, despite our education and our work in a world of convention.”. Somewhere in between the 19th century, everything Japanese had become extremely popular, but Van Gogh did not seem interested in that at first. It was in Paris that Van Gogh came around this huge admiration and development of Japanese art in the west. At that time, Holland did not have a lot of painters who studied Japanese Art, so it was by going to France that he discovered this massive movement.