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    Owning a home is an important step in everyone’s life. Most people want a place they can call their own, to live in a space without relying on the dependency of others. Throughout his life, Van Gogh had lived in approximately thirty-seven different homes, some of which he only spent weeks in. Due to his financial status, Van Gogh would constantly have to rely on the hospitality of his family and friends, spending his time as nothing more than a border. However, in 1888 he was final able to find a home of his own within the ‘Yellow House’ in Arles France. This home was the first he could ever call his own, and served as a source of inspiration inspiring multiple paintings showing off his space (Groom). The painting by Van Gogh entitled Bedroom at Arles (Figure 1) in 1889 (oil on canvas) held a remarkable significance for him, embodying a sense of stability and independence, where he could freely work to express his creativity. The term home has many different connotations, but in each it refers to a sense of belonging and…

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    Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh and The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck are both famous paintings that were painted during the Post-Impressionism era and the Early Renaissance era. Each piece is unique and display different artistic composition. Starry Night portrays a glowing night sky over a village and The Arnolfini Portrait portrays a wealthy couple holding hands in a bedroom. The differences in time period and the artists’ experiences influenced the aesthetics of both artworks. Vincent…

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    of death. Confirmed to have been completed sometime between June 16-18 (Whitney 356), the artist’s mental state could also have contributed to the creativity of the piece. The nature of this painting is slightly unusual for Van Gogh’s previous works because this one “did not paint on the spot; instead, the artist aggrandized and melded together a variety of seen motifs to create an ecstatic visioin” (Sund 672). This idea was confirmed by Charles A Whitney in his article, “The Skies of Van Gogh”…

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    back in with his parents to continue practicing his art. At this point, he learned of Jean-François Millet and often integrated Millet’s work in the early work of his own. In 1885, Vincent attended The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp where he wanted to improve his art techniques. This is where he became increasingly interested and influenced in various Japanese artists and impacted van Gogh’s individual style greatly. Following his attendance of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, van Gogh…

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    Night Cafe Who was Vincent Van Gogh? And why the night cafe is one of his masterpiece and most famous painting? In the Modernist world there were so many fabulous and famous paintings but in this essay I want to focus in Vincent Gogh.Vincent Gogh was born on March 30 of 1853 in Netherland. He studied paintings while living in Paris in 1886. He was a Dutch artist whose work had a far reaching influence on 20th-century art. He never married he declared his love to Eugénie Loyer, but she reject…

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    Juan Linares Mr. Maust 2 February 2016 Nocturne An Analysis of The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh “This morning I saw the countryside from my window a long time before sunrise, with nothing but the morning star, which looked very big,” wrote Vincent van Gogh to his brother Theo. Fascinated by oil and water brush style painting, and brooding in a slow gloom of the mind, van Gogh remains the most well known impressionist artist around the world. Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night has risen…

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    In the documentary film In a Brilliant Light: Van Gogh in Arles, produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1984, the life of misunderstood artist Vincent van Gogh is depicted, particularly his works done in Arles, France. The film takes the viewer on an in depth journey of van Gogh’s life highlight points such as his inspirations and specific paintings all the while weaving it into the story that is uniquely the artist’s own. Through the introduction of the artist’s inspirations…

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    The portrait of postman Joseph Roulin was one of artist Vincent van Gogh’s favorite artwork. In 1888, van Gogh moved to Arles, France where he met Joseph Roulin. Roulin lived on the same street as van Gogh and they quickly became close friends. He became one of the most supportive person van Gogh has encounter during his difficult and lonely times as an artist in Southern France. The appearance of Joseph Roulin left a great impression on van Gogh, with his dark blue uniform, sturdy golden beard…

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    Van Gogh moved to Arles, France in 1888, which there he began painting sunflowers. On December 23, 1888 Van Gogh cut a portion of his ear off in his home, when his college was planning on leaving Arles. He also tried gifting his cut off ear to a prostitute. He was then hospitalized temporarily, there he was diagnosed with various types of epilepsy, psychotic attacks, and delusions. Later in his life, Van Gogh would paint a portrait of himself with his cut off ear bandaged up. Van Gogh…

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    Vincent’s Bedroom The Dutch artist known as Vincent Van Gogh painted the Bedroom in Arles in 1889. The painting is of Van Gogh's own bedroom, where he had eventually died after attempting to commit suicide. He is thought to have painted it to show his sadness and even reflect his suicide in 1890. In Don Mclean's tribute song known as 'Vincent', the lyrics points out the work of art as the following: “Now I understand what you tried to say to me, how you suffered for your sanity.” The bedroom…

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