Vincent Van Gogh And Post-Impressionism

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Vincent van Gogh is arguably one of the most influential, and well-known post-impressionist artists people in the art world. His aim to capture his mental instability and emotions through his pieces has been adapted to many following movements since. He is quoted to have stated, “I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart” (Quotes) a viewer can see this statement in every piece of work through his stark brush-strokes and color palette.
Van Gogh was born second out of six children on March 30, 1853 to a clergyman, Theodorus van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands ( During his childhood, Vincent displayed neither any indication of mental instability or inclination towards art making. Come 1869,
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Formed by Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne. The group themselves did not necessarily consider themselves part of a movement, but were later labeled under the name of Po Although there are different variations within the movement, they are all centered around creating a piece that captures the vision of the artist. Two primary groups were formed by critics, one that showed and geometric, leading into the Cubism movement, and the other that was not, moving into Abstract Expressionism. It aimed to show a “window into the artist’s mind and soul”, and because of this the resulting works became very personal, especially to van Gogh and Gauguin. Color was to be the dominating feature and relied heavily on how different colors interacted to create shapes that explained the world in which they were painting …show more content…
However, he only ever sold one in his lifetime. The impact of his works influenced Fauvists and the German Expressionists who adapted his subjective and spirituality inspired use of color. Abstract Expressionists on the other hand took inspiration from his use of sweeping and expressive brushstrokes in a way to reference an artist’s psychological and emotional state. Van Gogh’s legacy is one that will live on in many areas of the art world (Vincent). He is considered to be the greatest Dutch painter, second to only Rembrandt, and his several of his works continue to be some of the expensive in the world

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