“He also loved to collect flowers and insects, observing the colors of sunset or watching leaves moving in the wind” (Ergas 144). Vincent Van Gogh’s aim was not to become an artist; painting was something he did solely to express his emotions through his constant depression and dismay due to his loneliness. He tried many professions before becoming an artist. First, he worked as a
This painting incorporates light colors, emphasizing white hues. It has a contrast of colors that should be dark, like browns, that seem faded and makes the painting appear aged. Now when I looked at this painting I thought it was nice and warm, I did not know previously that it was a van Gogh painting. When I found out I immediately thought that this painting must be of high value because it was painted by him. This immediate response demonstrates that because this painting is by a prestigious painter, it immediately makes it more valuable.
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.
Instead, Van Gogh eventually gained the Shakespearean elevated character through his beautiful works of art. Throughout his early life Van Gogh wasn’t popular and “was able to sell only one painting before he died”(1). He completed “more than 2,100 works, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors drawings and sketches”(4). Van Gogh’s brother Theo tried to sell his artwork for the duration of his life but was always turned down. Shortly after Van Gogh’s suicide, Theo also died of syphilis, and correspondingly, the hope of Van Gogh gaining recognition vanished (4).
In the article, “Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’”, it is determined that in his earlier work, he was an Impressionist, painting realistic things and object, the way a person would see them, for example like the panting, The Potato Eater, 1885. However, he was struggling with this because of the influences of some of his friends that believed an artist can paint not only by facts but emotions, known as Expressionism. Torn between these mixed emotions, van Gogh’s had suffered from two manic depression attacks and was placed in St. Rémy, a sanatorium after the towns people signed a petition for him to be committed. Feeling like the towns people were out to get his, it’s no wonder why he painted the town to be dark
For someone like Wilde, who as we have seen longed for the acceptance of his contemporise and superiors chose writing as his only true from of expression, a which through which he could fully be himself without the watchful eye of bourgeois Victorian society. Writing surely provided a means of escapism for this sense of loss, and for Wilde throughout his career aestheticism provided the perfect method of expression. So why for The Picture of Dorian Gray did Wilde turn towards the Gothic? Ultimately in The Picture of Dorian and Gray Wilde is writing against the ‘Paterian’ aesthetic of the day (Scheible 2014, 132) because he is using the Gothic tropes of doubling taken from Poe. Wilde’s aestheticism is foundationally different because he is Irish, thus it allows him to disconnect himself from the framework of British aestheticism, which the likes of Pater followed so rigorously.
During the Baroque period artists strived to propel themselves away from the idealism of the Renaissance and instead pursued the path of naturalism. This era of art was filled with dynamic images and the artists at this time were desperately attempting to capture a single moment of time in their artwork. One such artist was Diego Velazquez, who longed to utilize his artistic abilities in order to advance his position in society. He believed that their was no nobler profession than that of an artist, and so he sought to prove his value through his creative talent. He succeeded in his quest because his paintings garnered him critical acclaim and earned him the praise of the monarchs of his time.
There is a wide and diverse range of art forms which include painting, song writing, dancing, and sculpting. In this paper, I will analyze one of Vincent van Gogh’s most prominent paintings, Starry Night. The well-known painting will be analyzed based on the visual elements and principles of design which can be seen from the painting. The cultural practices and personal experiences which may have influenced the artist in making the painting will also be explored and discussed in this paper. Vincent van Gogh is one of the most influential painters of the 19th century and is one of the most famous painters today.
His greatest contribution to art is the cultivation of the modern art concept, known as 'impressionism'(Claude Monet, 2004). It is an artistic philosophy which changed the then accepted perception of color and light.His artistic style is characterized by the use of feathery strokes of the paint brush to depict the play of light with respect to the time. He believed that depicting 'time' in a painting is more important than the 'plot', and was interested in using his painting to capture the feel of the moment. As per Monet "One does not paint countryside, a view, a figure. One paints an impression of an hour of the day (Brussat and Brussat, n.d.)."
When we think of the most famous artists of our time, artists such as Van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Pablo Picasso come to mind. Something that often doesn’t occur to many people is, where exactly did these artists develop their signature style of art, and what influenced them to create it? Claude Monet created the impressionistic style when quickly trying to catch the beauty of a sunset before it disappeared, spurring a new style of art that eventually influenced Van Gogh. But what exactly influenced Pablo Picasso’s seemingly bizarre style of cubism? In my paper I’ll be exploring how Pablo Picasso and other artists were influenced to create the cubism style, and how these influences were the cause of an entire art movement.