Vincent Van Gogh
Biography • Vincent van Gogh was born more than 150 years (1853) ago in Zundert, Netherlands. He was Dutch. • He had many jobs, such as working in an art gallery, as a teacher, in a bookstore and as a preacher. Then, around 1880, Theo his brother, suggested he become a full time artist. • When he painted, Vincent liked to play with light and use loose brush strokes. He liked dark tones. • In 1885 Vincent went to Belgium and he discovered Japanese art which had bright colors - this influenced his style. • In March 1886, he moved to Paris and discovered the French Impressionists. • Later, he moved to the south of France and was influenced by the strong sunlight he found there. • His work grew brighter in color, and he developed the unique and highly recognizable style that became fully recognizable during his stay. **Impressionists painted everyday outdoor scenes or landscapes and used small brushstrokes to reflect light and depict movement**
Japanese Wood Block Print The Great Wave Off Kawanaga”-Hokusai _______________________________________ Impressionists Pierre Auguste- Renoir Claude Monet
Vincent Van Gogh is very much known for his landscapes but we are going to look a little but closer at his self- portraits. Example of his most famous landscape, “Starry Night”
Van Gogh was especially known for: • Broad brushstrokes • Brilliant colors (no mixing, straight from the tube) • Swirling lines to show movement and strong emotion…. and to bring his subjects and landscapes to LIFE! Self portrait
What kind of lines Do you see? “Wheat Field”
What do we notice about the Background, his clothing and his hair?
“Starry Night Over the Rhone”