Vincent Van Gogh's Influence On The Art World

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Conversation circulating among art students have always been about the movement throughout art history, the technique used, distinctive style and of course, artist’s notable masterpieces. The name that inevitably surfaced the most is none other than the iconic Vincent Van Gogh, also known as Vincent Willem Van Gogh. Possessing absolutely zero knowledge about this prominent figure in the art industry is ludicrous which personally am ashamed to be a part of it, hence the reason why he was chosen for this essay. Born in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands on March 30th, 1853. Vincent Van Gogh was a post-impressionist painter whose work was noteworthy for its allure, emotions and indisputably, its colour. In just over a decade, he completed more than 2,100…show more content…
In one’s point of view, Van Gogh’s mental instability created a tumultuous genesis for his emotional rendering of his surroundings and inspired each scene with an unfathomable subconscious that reflects on his artwork. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, ‘The Starry Night’, painted in June, 1889 is chosen for this essay. This work of art is considered one of Van Gogh’s finest work and certainly, one of the most identified paintings in the history of Western Art. To described his inspiration, he said, “This morning I saw the country from my window a long time before sunrise, with nothing but the morning star, which looked very big.” This art piece was painted from the view by the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, the year before his death. It was there that he sought relief from his psychological agonizing and throughout that time, he continued pursing his love of art. Taking up three-quarters of its delineation, this entire painting is overshadowed by a moon and overwhelming star-filled night sky that brims with vitality while contrasted with the silent village

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