Vincent Van Gogh's Midnight In Paris

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Vincent Van Gogh was a post-Impressionist painter and his art work is highly regarded. He died at the young age of 37 in 1890. There are two movies that feature the art work of Van Gogh “Lust for Life” and “Midnight in Paris”. These movies were Academy Award winners. As far as it is known, supposedly this artist sold only one painting in his lifetime. His most celebrated art work is “The Starry Night” and this painting became part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1941.
Painting by candlelight
To be able to paint late into the night Van Gogh supposedly the artist painted with candles lining the brim of this straw hat. You might think that is not possible but it has been accepted as the truth. The artist
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Unusual as it might seem the “Le Petit Journal” stated that three days after this incident Van Gogh gave part of his earlobe to a prostitute. At this particular time the artist was living with a friend and fellow artist Paul Gauguin. Gauguin was an expert fencer. The two friends were known to fight violently and it could have happened that Gauguin sliced off part of Van Gogh’s ear but the two never admitted this. They did have an unusual friendship in that Van Gogh supposedly liked Gauguin more than the Dutch artist like his friend. Van Gogh’s own brother, Theo is said to have bribed Gauguin at one time to continue living in the same house. It is odd that Van Gogh had no memory of that night but in a letter to Theo he wrote, “Luckily Gauguin is not yet armed with machine guns and other dangerous weapons of …show more content…
The artist felt that he had not sufficiently recovered his mental health and checked himself into the Saint-Paul Asylum. During his stay at the asylum Van Gogh painted lots of the art works which today are looked upon as classics including “Irises”, “The Olive Trees” and “The Starry Night’. The artist himself thought that “The Starry Night” was a failure. He sent a package of his painting to his brother Theo but his brother had no success in selling them. Not having enough postage “The Starry Night” was not

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