The Life Of Vincent Van Gogh Essay

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Rejection, depression, and art these are a few words that describe the life of Vincent van Gogh. Born March 30, 1853 Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch artist who most was known for his painting Starry Night, The Bedroom, Irises, Wheatfield with Crows and multiple paintings of sunflowers. Vincent van Gogh was born to a pastor name Theodorus van Gogh and an artist named Anna Cornelia Carbentus in Groot-Zundert, Holland. According to (Vincent van Gogh Biography. (2002). http://www.vangoghgallery.com/misc/biography.html) “Vincent van Gogh was brought up in a religious and cultured atmosphere, Vincent was highly emotional, lacked self-confidence and struggled with his identity and with direction. He believed that his true calling was to preach the gospel; however, it took years for him to discover his calling as an artist. His calling for art would be found through the different jobs that he went through”.
Vincent van Gogh became an artist when he moved to Brussels, Belgium in 1880 his brother Theo supported him financially to study art in Brussels. According to (Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890). (2014) www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/van_gogh_vincent.shtml) “In 1880, at the age of 27, he decided to become an artist. He moved around, teaching himself to draw and paint and receiving financial support from Theo.” In 1885 Vincent van Gogh created a painting known as his first masterpiece this painting was called “Potato eaters”. Then in 1886 Vincent van Gogh moved to Paris with his…

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