1 Artist 4 Works Self Portrait The Potato Eaters Starry Night Sunflowers Overview
1886 Self Portrait
Over 30 self-portraits between 1886-1889 Make money & develop skills as an artist 1881 -1890 painted almost 900 paintings Vincent Van Gogh
The Potato Eaters 1885 Van Gogh’s 1st masterpiece
Portrayal of Ordinary Peasant Life Creates the illusion that the building is the residence for all five characters. Darkness Mixed emotions on the character’s faces Boney fingers stretched out to get the potatoes Column behind the table that seems to hold the building up.
Starry Night 1889
Interesting Factors Exaggerated night sky filled with swirling clouds, luminescent stars, and the bright crescent moon. Small town Massive dark structure Sky keeps viewer’s eyes following the curves Center point is the church steeple – creates sense of stability, size, and seclusion Creates sense of size, isolation, and depth.
Vibrant colors express emotions associated with life of sunflowers bright yellows = full bloom arid browns = wilting and death Begins suffering from mental problems and cuts off his ear Vincent’s Mental state
Starry Nightand Sunflowers New artistic styles: Impressionism and Post Impressionism Bright and vibrant colors Self Portrait & The Potato Eaters Dark colors Conclusion 1886