In 1901, 71 of Van Gogh’s best works were put on display for a Paris show, and almost 11 years after his death, his fame skyrocketed (4). Today, Van Gogh is revered as one of the greatest Dutch artists to live. Although he spent his early life unappreciated, Van Gogh attained the Shakespearean “nobility” through his magnificent paintings, drawings, and sketches he left behind after his
The illness and love both did not greet them easily but rather hard. Even their financial problems never easily got solved through alcohol and drugs. However, they kept their passion for the artists who tried to express their freedom and share their life through drawing. Even though they lived miserably, they knew how to love and deal with the outer world. Van Gogh and Modigliani 's ability to transform their flaws and pain into art indicates that even though they had failures and illnesses which blocked their dream, they actually acted upon as strong independent men who faced each of their pain through paintings.
The artist chosen for this assignment is Vincent Van Gough. This artist is one of many that I personally admire, because he went through so much and having a mental disorder didn’t quite help the situation. What I find so amusing with the story of this artist is that his artworks weren’t considered as good works when he was still alive infect the majority always saw his works as badly done. But after his death not only that his works were considered as a master piece but he is one of the most sought out artist, in today’s artistic world. Who was Vincent Van Gough?, What was his story?, one might ask.
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.
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.
Vincent van Gogh is one of the most influential painters of the 19th century and is one of the most famous painters today. When he was alive, he was much less celebrated and sold only a single painting. He created Starry Night in 1889 while he was confined in an asylum in Saint Remy. He voluntarily admitted himself to the asylum because of his depression and mental breakdowns. Thirteen months after he completed Starry Night, van Gogh died of a gunshot wound .
Searching for a painting that really spoke to me was hard, I was searching for quite a while, until I found Bedroom in Arles. There are many things in this painting that would catch a viewer 's eye; the reason the painting caught my eye was because it was much more vibrant and colorful that all the other artworks I saw, that is why it attracted me. “Bedroom in Arles created” in 1888 by the word renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh was painted to represent himself, who he was as a person, and the life he lived. That is what Van Gogh is trying to convey to the viewer in this painting, he did this with the use of vibrant colors, the thick brushstrokes used, the many different and odd parts of this painting, and the texture of the items in the painting. Van Gogh’s use of color, and his bold color choices is what really attracted me to this painting, it stood out like a sore thumb from all the other paintings.
In the 18th century, another one of the greatest artist of all time, Vincent Van Gogh illustrated a very personal painting. The Starry Night is now one of the most widely known paintings in the world, but the story and meaning is not. Both artist used dark and grim themes when it came to their creations, and that is what draws the public to them. In today 's society we are able to relate to the deeper and more mentally touching symbols of these pieces of art. Andrew Wyeth’s painting, Christina’s World shows a young woman in a empty field looking up at a grim farmhouse on a rustic summer day.
This might be connected to the fact that painting this picture was for the artist not a simple task and he had to face a few technical challenges while creating his masterpiece. Some of them he wanted to confront while some of them arose on their own. The challenge that van Gogh has successfully overcome working on this picture is the use of highly contrasting colors. He managed to create the best combination of the dominating on the picture blue and yellow colors and their undertones to create a marvelous picture of the night sky. Another challenge to the artist was the need to paint the picture from memory and not outdoors, as he prefers.
Roger Fenton was a British photographer, and one of the earliest war photographers. Fenton studied law and painting in London and Paris, respectively, before becoming a photographer. Fenton was a photographer during the photography golden age, which was in the 1850’s, but his photography prime stretched out further into the early 60’s. He was one of the people who showed that photography can be a very skillful medium, where people have to play with the lighting and the composition in order to get the right photo, and exactly what they were looking for. He became widely known after taking photographs of the Crimean War.