ART 1030: Intro to Art
Jacob Vienna, 002
VIENNA, JACOB – VINCENT VAN GOGH
Vincent van Gogh Vincent van Gogh was a post-impressionist painter who is considered to be one of the greatest Dutch painters to ever live. One thing van Gogh is known for is the emotion in his work. I chose to write this paper about van Gogh due to this. In Starry Night, van Gogh communicates his feelings of coldness and darkness in his life.
Van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands. He was the child of Theodorus van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Theodorus was an austere country minister, and his mother an artist. His mother focused on nature, drawing, and watercolors. Vincent was the eldest of six children, he had three sisters and two brothers. Vincent was forced to leave school and go work, due to his family’s financial struggles. Vincent acquired a job at Goupil & Cie., a firm of art deals in The Hague. At this time, Vincent was fluent in four languages: Dutch, French, English, and German. Vincent was transferred to the Groupil Gallery located in London in 1873. During his time there, he fell in love with the English culture, as well as Eugenie Loyer. He proposed to …show more content…
The painting is of his view of the city from the asylum. When viewing it, you see a tree like figure taking up a majority of the left side, the city in the distance which seems to be dark and cold, and the moon and stars illuminated in yellow and yellowish-white, surrounded by a light and dark blue, swirling night sky. The blue in the painting give me the feeling of coldness and being alone. This is relevant to his life while he was painting this. The emphasis on the moon and stars makes me feel like there was limited “light” in his dark world. His use of majority blue really reflects his emotions. Blue is the color of sadness, and that is what he was. Alone and