This stark act, committed in 1888, marked the beginning of the depression that would plague him until the end of his life but to know van gogh is to get past the caricature of the tortured, misunderstood artist and to become acquainted instead with the hardworking, deeply religious, and difficult man van gogh found his. What has changed is that my life then was less difficult and my future seemingly less gloomy, but as far as my inner self, my way of looking at things and of thinking is concerned, that has not changed but if there has indeed been a change, then it is that i think, believe and love more seriously now what i thought, believed. Vincent van gogh may be as well known for his lunacy as his starry night the artist who cut off his own ear and later committed suicide painted his most famous work from his room in an insane asylum indeed, van gogh's troubled life and death serves almost as a definition of the tortured artist or mad.
During the two years vincent van gogh lived in the hague, he produced more than 50 drawings of clasina hoornik (better known as sien) and her family this drawing calls one of the common misconceptions about vincent van gogh is that he was antisocial and disdainful of a contented family life while van gogh did.
Biography the duch painter vincent van gogh grew up in the family of a stern calvinist country pastor, feeling a misunderstood misfit, obsessed by painting, while his elder brother vincent tried an alternative career as missionary to the catlolic walloon mineworkers in the ardennes but returns, broke and failed again. Steven naifeh and gregory white smith, who galvanized readers with their pulitzer prize–winning biography of jackson pollock, have written another tour de force—an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable portrait of vincent van gogh working with the full cooperation of the van gogh museum in amsterdam, naifeh.
Vincent willem van gogh was a dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of western art in just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life they include landscapes, still lifes,. Vincent van gogh vincent willem van gogh (zundert, 30 march 1853 - auvers- sur-oise, 29 july 1890) was a dutch artist during his lifetime he sold only one single painting, la vigne rouge (the red vineyard), pushkin museum, moscow anna boch, a belgian artist and he looks very much like that boy the same.
Today, 29 july 2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the death of vincent willem van gogh, the legendary dutch post-impressionist painter behind starry through a single, elegant gateway users can access — and simultaneously cross-search — an expanding range of oxford's acclaimed art reference.
Today marks the 163rd anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest artists in world history here's a look at his fascinating and tortured life.