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Vincent Van Gogh
This paper examines the life and artistic accomplishments of Vincent Van Gogh, as well as his introduction of the expressionist style of painting.
# 67417 | 1,297 words | 9 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Jul 09, 2006 in Art (General)

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The writer of this paper explores the life and artistic motivations of Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh moved to Paris in 1886 where he was exposed to the works of great artists such as Monet, Renoir Degas and Signac, which resulted in a dramatic shift to his usual style of painting. Van Gogh's subject matter had also changed, from dark, rugged peasants to more serene subjects. The artist created a new style of painting called expressionism, which symbolized the artists' inner feelings about the subjects he was painting. This paper discusses Van Gogh's various works of art which clearly show the inner turmoil the artist suffered during his lifetime.

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"Near the end of his stay at Saint-Remy, Van Gogh's use of colors became more subdued. In "Wheat Field with a Reaper", Van Gogh used the reaper to symbolize death, as a figure toiling in the noontime heat, to hurry and get his tiresome chore finished. Van Gogh did not see death as a sad thing, in this painting he used a pure gold color to flood the work with light. Van Gogh left Saint-Remy in 1890 and spent the last two months of his life in Auvers-sur-Oise, a small picturesque village about twenty miles north of Paris. As his mental health worsened, Van Gogh suffered more severe bouts of depression, sometimes exploding in anger. After these episodes, he would go out into the fields and talk to himself."

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