The oldest of six children, Vincent was the son of a Dutch pastor, born on March 30,
1853. His parents firstborn son, also named Vincent, was born and died on March 30, the same date Vincent was born. This history haunted him and made him question his identity, affecting …show more content…
Only one of his paintings is known to have sold while he was alive.
Vincent van Gogh may have been labeled a Post-Impressionist, but the emotional torment expressed in his work led him to develop a highly individual style that is hard to categorize. Post-
Impressionist artist were influenced by Impressionism but rejected its constraints and embarked on their own artistic styles which were much more emotionally based than Impressionist work.
Post-Impressionist were less idyllic, they wanted to express their meaning beyond the surface appearance; they painted with emotion. The Post-Impressionism painters freely used color and form to express emotions and movement. Vincent’s work is known for its vivid colors and emotional impact. He followed the color theories that the Impressionists used, but he also created his own color theories. Whatever he did, though, he made colors appear brighter than ever.
Vincent painted objects that radiated with their own inner light, instead of painting light simply falling on objects. Vincent is the most well-known Post-Impressionist artist, his influence