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Van Gogh Oil Paintings

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  2. Starry Night <ul><li>Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh is a classic painting that invokes emotions from the serenity of the church steeple to the wild abandon of color used for his late night sky. Imagine the movement of the painter as he twists and turns his brush to create the dance between the stars and the clouds under the calm, peaceful village. </li></ul>
  3. Cafe Terrace at Night <ul><li>Cafe Terrace at Night , also known as The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, is a painting by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh which was done in Arles, France in September 1888. Depicting a cafe in Arles, then Cafe Terrace and today it is called Cafe Van Gogh. The style of the painting is unique to Van Gogh with warm colors and depth of perspective. This is the first example of Van Gogh using star filled backgrounds in his work. He went on to paint such night skies in Starry Night Over the Rhone, painted the same month, and the better known Starry Night a year later. </li></ul>
  4. Starry Night Over the Rhone <ul><li>Starry Night over the Rhone is one of Vincent van Gogh's paintings of Arles at night; it was painted on the banks of the Ronne River. The night sky and the effects of light at night provided the subject for some of his more famous paintings, including Cafe Terrace at Night and the later canvas from Saint-Remy, Starry Night. </li></ul><ul><li>The challenge of painting at night intrigued Van Gogh. The point of view he chose for Starry Night over the Rhone allowed him to capture the reflections of the gas lighting in Arles across the glimmering blue water of the Rhone. The sky is illuminated and in the foreground, two lovers stroll by the banks of the river. </li></ul>
  5. Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers <ul><li>Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers - Van Gogh created copies of his own work while in St. Remy asylum. The sunflower paintings reminded him of the happy days spent in a yellow house with another artist. By reproducing his own work he balked at the notion of supremacy for the &quot;one-off&quot; and &quot;never-to-be-repeated&quot; original. In fact he repainted his images so that he might retain a copy of what he gave away to friends. </li></ul>
  6. Irises <ul><li>Irises was one of the first paintings Van Gogh did while he was at the asylum at Saint-Remy in the last year before his death in 1890. This painting was influenced by Japanese prints, like many of his works. Theo, Van Gogh's brother loved the painting and commented: &quot;[It] strikes the eye from afar. The Irises are a beautiful study full of air and life.&quot; </li></ul>
  7. Branches of an Almond Tree in Blossom <ul><li>Branches of an Almond Tree in Blossom , Van Gogh created this painting as a gift for his newborn nephew. The way he painted the brush strokes combined a sense of fragility and energy fitting for the young baby: A joyous and hopeful image for the child's future. </li></ul>
  8. Field of Poppies <ul><li>Field with Poppies , Vincent Van Gogh's restless spirit and depressive mental state fired his artistic work with great joy and, sadly, equally great despair. Known as a prolific Post-Impressionist, he produced many paintings that were heavily biographical. </li></ul>
  9. Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries <ul><li>Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes -Maries . The original masterpiece was created in 1888 While Van Gogh was spending time sketching on the shore of a Mediterranean fishing village. </li></ul>
  10. Wheat Field Under Threatening Skies <ul><li>Wheat Field Under Threatening Skies , was Van Gogh’s last painting ever made. Van Gogh lived in Auvers in the last few months of his life. In typical Van Gogh style, Van Gogh tried killing himself leaving him to linger for quite some time before dying of blood loss. </li></ul>
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