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Vincent van Gogh

  1. 1. 1 Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night
  2. 2. 2 Vincent Van Gogh Painters to take them alone-dead and‑ buried speak to the next generation or to several succeeding generations through their work. Is that all, or is there more to come? Perhaps death is not the hardest thing in a painter's life." Vincent van Gogh Letter: 9 July 1888
  3. 3. 3 Starry Night was painted while Vincent was in the asylum at Saint-Rémy and his behavior was very erratic at the time, due to the severity of his attacks. Unlike most of Van Gogh's works, Starry Night was painted from memory and not outdoors as was Vincent's preference. This may, in part, explain why the emotional impact of the work is so much more powerful than many of Van Gogh's other works from the same period. Starry Night: Saint-Remy 1889 is probably Vincent van Gogh's most famous painting. Instantly recognizable because of its unique style, this work has been the subject of poetry, fiction, CD ROMs as well‑ as the well known song "Vincent" or "Starry, Starry Night" by Don McLean. Starry Night stands out as one of the most important works of art produced in the nineteenth century.
  4. 4. 4 Earliest Paintings Nuenen Paris Arles Saint-Rémy de Provence Auvers-sur-Oise Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night, The Arles: September, 1888
  5. 5. 5 Earliest Paintings Boy Cutting Grass with a Sickle Etten: October, 1881 Beach at Scheveningen in Stormy Weather The Hague: August, 1882 "Dear Theo, You must not take it amiss if I write you again ‑‑it's only to tell you that painting is such a joy to me." Vincent van Gogh 15 August 1882
  6. 6. 6 Nuenen Two Peasant Women Digging Nuenen: July, 1885 The Potato Eaters Nuenen: April, 1885
  7. 7. 7 Paris In Paris, Van Gogh's palette comes alive. Self-Portrait Paris: Winter, 1887-88 Vase with Red Poppies Paris: Summer, 1886
  8. 8. 8 Arles Still Life: Vase with Fourteen Sunflowers Arles: August, 1888 Harvest at La Crau Arles: June, 1888
  9. 9. 9 Saint-Rémy de Provence St.Remy Asylum Wheat Field with Cypresses Saint-Rémy: Early September, 1889
  10. 10. 10 Auvers-sur-Oise Portrait of Doctor Gachet Auvers-sur-Oise: June, 1890 Thatched Cottages at Cordeville Auvers-sur-Oise: June, 1890
  11. 11. 11 Stages of Vincent’s Life: • The Wanderer • The Man • The Painter • The End
  12. 12. 12 Stages of Vincent’s Life: The Wanderer • First Sunday sermon in Isleworth • Brussels • Courrières, France The years of Vincent's wandering suggest that he was looking for something. Did he ever find it?
  13. 13. 13 Stages of Vincent’s Life: The Man • Relationships with other people • Events
  14. 14. 14 Stages of Vincent’s Life: The Painter The Painter on His Way to Work Arles: July, 1888
  15. 15. 15 Stages of Vincent’s Life: The End All of these moments together, and so much more, help us to put together the puzzle of Vincent's life a life so profoundly troubled and yet‑‑ which produced such incredible beauty. A life that will never be forgotten.
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