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Van gogh

  1. 1. Artist Project: Vincent Van Gogh Elizabeth Hein June 6, 2010 Mrs. Tang 8 th Grade English
  2. 2. Vital Statistics <ul><li>Born March 30, 1853 </li></ul><ul><li>Died July 29, 1890 </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Holland </li></ul><ul><li>Lived primarily in France as an adult </li></ul>
  3. 3. Personal Background <ul><li>Extremely close to his brother Theo who encouraged Van Gogh throughout his career as a painter </li></ul><ul><li>In Paris, Van Gogh often visited The Louvre where he saw beautiful paintings that partly inspired him to paint </li></ul><ul><li>Van Gogh learned to draw by copying the works of Jean Francois Millet </li></ul><ul><li>His later years were defined by his insanity and extreme depression </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key Historical Events <ul><li>Absinthe was a popular drink in the late 1800s in France, which lead to Van Gogh’s addiction to the drink which triggered his alleged temporal lobe epilepsy, bipolar disorder, thujone poisoning, and hypergraphia </li></ul><ul><li>The Franco- Prussian war was in 1870 and since France lost this, it presumably resulted in economical struggles for Van Gogh </li></ul><ul><li>Spending much of his life in the South of France, in the summer he was exposed to beautiful flowers, landscapes, and people, which he often painted </li></ul>
  5. 5. Influence of the Art World <ul><li>The Impressionists inspired Van Gogh to paint in impressionism and lighten his palette </li></ul><ul><li>Because Van Gogh’s palette was so light, artists who followed him also had lighter palettes </li></ul><ul><li>Van Gogh painted unique things </li></ul><ul><li>He continues to influence people such as singer/songwriter Don Mclean who even wrote a song about him called “Vincent” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Van Gogh’s Influence Van Gogh’s bedroom in Arles (1889) 1890 Release (unknown)
  7. 7. Vincent (Starry Starry Night) <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dipFMJckZOM </li></ul>
  8. 8. Stylistic Traits <ul><li>Impressionism </li></ul><ul><li>Swirls and Smudges </li></ul><ul><li>Oil Paint on Canvas </li></ul><ul><li>Colorful Palette </li></ul>
  9. 9. Impressionism <ul><li>Self Portrait with Straw Hat (1887) </li></ul><ul><li>The beard, hat and background all reflect the broad brushstrokes common in Impressionistic artwork </li></ul>
  10. 10. Swirls and Smudges <ul><li>Starry Night (1889) </li></ul><ul><li>The swirls that make up the sky as well as the plant demonstrate a frequent style found in Van Gogh’s work </li></ul>
  11. 11. Oil Paint on Canvas <ul><li>Fritillaries in a Copper Vase (1887) </li></ul><ul><li>Van Gogh used oil paint on canvas or cardboard for the majority of his work </li></ul>
  12. 12. Colorful Palette <ul><li>Café Terrace at Night (1888) </li></ul><ul><li>Van Gogh used a variety of colors in all his work to accent shadows and show that everything has more than one color </li></ul>
  13. 13. Inspiration for my Artwork Starry Night (1889) Vase of Lilacs, Daisies, and Anemones (1887)
  14. 14. Stylistic Traits of My Original Art Daisies in a Vase with Wildflowers (2010) <ul><li>Impressionism- the presence of the individual lines and colors in the vase </li></ul><ul><li>Swirls- the background has swirls similarly found in Starry Night </li></ul><ul><li>Subject- Van Gogh often painted vases of flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Colors- Van Gogh used many different bright colors in his work and I used a variety of colors, especially with the flowers </li></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>My work has swirls in the background, has a subject that could have been painted by Van Gogh, uses bright colors, and uses the various lines of impressionism </li></ul><ul><li>I have learned that it is important to plan every detail of a work of art before beginning </li></ul><ul><li>The most challenging part was deciding what to draw </li></ul><ul><li>The principal strength of my artwork is the vase because it has clear impressionistic lines and is made up of numerous colors </li></ul><ul><li>A weakness of my artwork is the leaves in the vase because they look awkward and too well defined, they are not rough enough </li></ul>
  16. 16. Thanks! Questions?

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