Paul Gauguin Essays

  • How Did Vincent Van Gogh Grow Up

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    Vincent rented out a yellow house to live in and invited Paul Gauguin to join him. They both adored the vibrant colors and the bright sun in Arles. Van Gogh began painting with intensity and emotion. The colors in Vincent’s paintings became more vibrant and bright. Sometimes Vincent would even apply the paint directly

  • Van Gogh Influence

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    by the work of Peter Paul Rubens, Van Gogh re—located to Antwerp in Belgium and enrolled in Antwerp Academy. While in Antwerp, he was exposed to and influenced further by the work of Rubens. Rubens mode of direct notation and his ability to express a mood by a combinatiOn of colours would, in time, become a hallmark of later van Gogh works. At this time van Gogh was also influenced by the Impressionist and Japonist movements, the former through the work

  • Vincent Van Gogh Research Paper

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    Vincent Van Gogh shot himself on his chest at the age of 37. How did this talented artist come to take his own life? In order to understand, one must look at his early life. Vincent Van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853. He grew up in a little town in Holland named Groot-Zundert. Van Gogh was the oldest of five siblings. While he was shy and spent much of his time alone, he was short-tempered and became violent easily. Van Gogh was the oldest of five siblings. Van Gogh expressed his feelings in the

  • Vincent Van Gogh's Later Life

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    success- and so after going back to Arles (Having received an offer to work for his brother in exchange for a sponsorship))-he thought of starting a school with Gauguin and other painters(YouTube, 2006). Vincent painted but discovered that his dream was not being achieved because of Gauguin’s non-appearance. During his solitude, waiting for Gauguin, Van Gogh painted 14 artworks (among them “The Night Cafe”). These paintings were the beginning to his love for complementary colours (Metmuseum.org, 2014)

  • Van Gogh And Modigliani Analysis

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    Saelin Yang MR. Benard Research and Presentation 23 March 2018 Van Gogh and Modigliani Are there certain conditions of how some specific people get to success? There are both similarities and differences between Vincent Van Gogh and Amedeo Modigliani 's life. They both turned out to succeed as artists who influenced the world after their death, whereas their lifestyle and artistic styles were outstandingly different. Vincent Van Gogh, one of the prolific Dutch artist, is considered as the iconic

  • Robert Fulton: The First Successful Commercial Steamboat

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    Robert Fulton was an American engineer who created the first successful commercial steamboat, called the North River Steamboat. His steamboat was later called the Clermont. This steamboat was able to carry passengers between New York City and Albany. Fulton also designed the world's first steam powered warship. Robert Fulton was born on the 14th of November, 1765. He was born in Pennsylvania. Even as a child, Robert would love to take things apart, modify them, and put them back together. He loved

  • Paul Gauguin The Spirit Of The Dead Watching

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    time. Paul Gauguin creates a work of art influenced by being mysterious. In one sense, it could be that she is afraid of the presence of the spirit of death. The depiction is Gauguin’s young spouse, who was lying in fear when he arrived home late. As she looked at him, it was as if she was looking directly at a ghost. This figure is awkwardly positioned and more unbalanced. Her feet overhang the bed and her hands are larger than her feet. What’s more shocking is the age of the model. Gauguin portrayed

  • Visual Analysis Essay On Georges-Pierre Seurat

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    Georges-Pierre Seurat is a French artist. He was born on the 2nd of December, 1859 and died on the 29th of March, 1891. Seurat is considered to belong to the post-impressionism movement. People see him, like many of the great, well-known artists, as a combination of several traits and their opposites. He has a very high fine sensibility and at the same time high logical abstraction. Seurat is known for his innovative use of different painting media and techniques. He is the founder of pointillism

  • Vietnamese Oil Painting Analysis

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    My critical and historical assignment theme is based on Vietnamese oil painting. I have found out that oil painting is not originated from Vietnam, but Vietnamese artist through times have develop oil panting skills and techniques to a different stage. Therefore my intension is to thoroughly analyse the painting processes and techniques of Vietnamese oil painting during the period of war to the development of the Socialist republic of Vietnam (1960-1976) and I will compare two painting from this

  • Samuel F. B Morse Research Paper

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    Samuel F.B Morse is an American painter and inventor. He was born on April 27, 1791 by Elizabeth Ann Finley Breese and Jedidiah Morse in (Charlestown) Boston, Massachusetts. His parents called him “Finley”. He was from the United States; he had two wives Elizabeth Griswold and Lucretia Walker. He also had seven children, Susan, Samuel, Charles, Cornelia, William, Edward, and James Morse. When he was a child “he changed his moods quicker than his other two brothers” moody. Sidney and Richard

  • Van Gogh Accomplishments

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    Vincent Van Gogh was an artist who self-taught himself to paint with emotion. He was a troubled person who was a skilled painter that used his emotions to battle his depression. He was famed for his technique and style with the brush strokes that used emotion and feelings to move his art work. He produced at least 2,000 works of art in his 10-year career. However, Van Gogh sold one painting only in his lifetime and he did not become successful until his passing on. Van Gogh was inspired by the work

  • Isabella Or The Pot Of Basil Analysis

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    Symbolism in Pre-Raphaelite illustrations Isabella or The pot of basil Introduction In this paper ,I will examine the use of symbolism in two paintings illustrating scenes from John Keats’ poem Isabella or the pot of Basil. The first painting was made by William Holman Hunt while the second painting was made by John Everest Millais .Both painters were part of the Pre Raphaelite brotherhood,a group of young artists in the mid nineteenth century who rejected

  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti's 'Beata Beatrix'

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    Dante Gabriel Rossetti is an artist, who has hugely influenced the world’s history of art, depicting in his painting “Beata Beatrix” the issue topical both to him and the time he was living in. He questions the way the love was chanted by his predecessors and clearly states, “the love is what moves the sun and the light”. This paper will provide the analysis of the most quintessential painting of Rossetti, with the regards to its hidden symbolism and historico-cultural meaning. The multi-talented

  • Modigliani's Work Analysis

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    Sick and tired from his uncontrolled lifestyle, he returned to his home in Livorno in 1909 and soon after he went to Paris where he rented a studio in Montparnasse. Initially, he saw himself as a sculptor, especially that Paul Guillaume, who was a young art trader, motivated him and introduced him to the sculptor Constantin Brâncusi who advised to study African faces. He did an exhibition in the Salon d’Automne of 1912 where he displayed eight elongated faces. By 1914, he stopped making sculptures

  • Vilhelm Hammershøi Analysis

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    The Mystery of Vilhelm Hammershøi Vilhelm Hammershøi, the son of a well-off merchant, was born in Copenhagen Denmark in 1864. From 1883 to 1885, he attended the Independent Study School and was tutored by P.S. Kroyer, one of the most well known Dutch Impressionist painters. Hammershøi’s work was seen as controversial because of its lackluster colours and in 1890, his painting Bedroom was rejected by the Academy. However, ironically enough, Hammershøi’s most famous paintings were his subdued interiors

  • Valerie Hegarty: Vincent Van Gogh

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    Ella Nasser Contextual research essay "As an artist you are only a link in a chain, and whatever you find or whatever you do not find, you can find comfort in it."- Vincent Van Gogh Inspiration is a curious idea. The amount of influences that can affect the nature and creativity of an artist’s work is countless, and to pinpoint a true inspiration is difficult but if I had to choose my most influential contextual research artist my inspiration would have to be both Vincent Van Gogh and Valerie

  • Verbal Irony In Romeo And Juliet Analysis

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    In William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, the two main characters are people from enemy families, who fall deeply in love. Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. Shakespeare uses many stylistic devices to create this tragedy but most importantly he uses irony to develop this tragedy. Verbal irony is used to create humor and relief the audience, while dramatic and situational irony are used for tragic effects. Firstly, Shakespeare uses verbal irony to add humor

  • Greek Civilization Importance

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    Importance of Ancient Greece in Western Civilization With several revolutionary new ideas and theories coming from ancient Greece, they were arguably the most influential ancient civilization in the development of Western Civilization. Comparing the ancient Greeks to modern times, several of the same concepts are still utilized. The Greeks were credited with being the original thinkers, but this can be translated to more than just philosophy. Several new concepts and theories, not just about the

  • Historical Background In Moby Dick

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    Can a historical background impact a story? A story that was based on a historical background does have an impact, because it contains events of real life situation or calamity. By way of example, the novel of Herman Melville might have been inspired by a historical event and not only that but personal experience of the author himself. In fact, a primary example is an event that was pretty famous at that time which was Sperm Whale Hunting. Sperm Whale Hunting began in 1720, which symbolizes manhood

  • John Lennon's Impact On Society

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    society to the idea of socialism. These are all major themes which have forever altered the course of future societies and are themes that are still massive influences on our societal decisions today! The band consisted of John Lennon (1940–1980), Paul McCartney (b. 1942), George Harrison (1943–2001), and Ringo Starr (b. 1940) (Source 2). However, John Lennon was the most rebellious and politically active out of all the members of the group and he used the influence of his fame and music to be incredibly