Vincent Willem van Gogh, more commonly known as Vincent van Gogh, (1853-1890) was a Dutch artist who became one of the most famous figures in history after his death.
In only a decade, he created a prolific body of more than 2,000 works of art and most of his 1,100 art on paper and nearly 900 oil paintings were generated during the last two years of his life.
Van Gogh’s landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and self-portraits are created with vibrant contrasts of compatible colors and expressive brushwork which was inspired by the Japanese prints Van Gogh collected and admired through out the years.
Because of his paintings and drawings, he helped created the foundations of modern art as we know it today. His images time and again reflect personal symbolism, experiences, and emotions he spoke in conjunction with family and friends.
He rarely could show his happiness physically so he showed expressed a desire joy and comfort through his art. Van Gogh didn’t get the financial support from his art so he counted heavily on his brother, Theo van Gogh.
Due to his Epilepsy, depression and his bipolar disorder, Van Gogh committed suicide at the age of 37.