Vincent Van Gogh: Rejection, Depression, And Death

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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; …show more content…
This all started when Vincent van Gogh got into a fight with Paul Gauguin and then threaten him with a razor. After leaving Paul, Vincent cut of the bottom half of his ear. He then offered his ear to a girl named Rachel and told her to “Guard this object carefully”. The police arrived in his house and took Vincent van Gogh to the hospital. Vincent’s younger brother Theo visited Vincent in the hospital and by the end of 1888 Vincent van Gogh was admitted to an asylum by the people of Arles who according to (A. (n.d.). Vincent van Gogh Biography. http://www.biography.com/people/vincent-van-gogh-9515695#artist) “Signed a petitions because Vincent van Gogh was too dangerous.” This petition led van Gogh to the asylum where he began to paint some of his most well-known paintings in 1889. Some of these paintings include “Starry Night” and “Irises”. While in the asylum van Gogh became depressed and began making one painting a day. In July 27, 1890 Vincent van Gogh went to a field and painted another well-known painting called “Wheatfield with crows”. After he finished this painting he took a loaded gun and shot himself in the chest. However this suicide attempt did not take an affected until two days later when Vincent van Gogh died near his brother in the

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