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The Vincent Van Gogh 's Irises

- ... Everything in the room was well-integrated and corresponded to the period when the artworks were made. Although Vincent Van Gogh is one of the leads of Post-Impressionism, other famous artists, such as Paul Cezanne, took part in this movement to explore new uses of color and form. 2 While both artists are Post-Impressionists, each carries on similar and different artistic style which can be recognized among Van Gogh’s painting and Cezanne’s artwork, The Basket of the Apples (1895). The moment I saw Vincent Van Gogh’s painting, Irises, I knew this was the perfect piece to learn more about its distinguishable design....   [tags: Impressionism, Vincent van Gogh]

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Vincent Van Gogh And The Jewish Education

- Vincent Willem Van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 in Zundert, Netherlands and died on July 29, 1896 in Auvers-sur-Oise France. Van Gogh had two younger brothers, Theo Van Gogh and Cornelis Vincent Van Gogh. He also had three younger sisters Wil Van Gogh, Elisabeth Huberta Du Quesne-van Gogh and Anna Cornelia van Gogh. Van Gogh had one other brother also named Vincent Van Gogh, that would have been the oldest but died a little after birth. He was raised both his mother (Anna Carbentus van Gogh) and father (Theodorus van Gogh.) Van Gogh had a religious education at a young age from 1861 to 1864....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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The Starry Night By Vincent Van Gogh

- ... After working with the miners for a small amount of time, due to Vincent 's own niche and undeniable love for art along with the constant pressure from his brother Theo, he would officially announce that he 'd become an artist. Though Vincent entered a few art institutions, he had doubted his abilities. His parents believed that their son have made a terrible decision, however his brother, Theo continued to support him. Vincent progressed out of his pessimistic shell into an ambiguous, but mentally strange artistic mind that was growing rapidly....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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Vincent Van Gogh : The Starry Night

- Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night Vincent van Gogh painted this piece in June of 1889 with oil on canvas (Starry). He painted it outside with gas lamplights (Van Gogh). It is an image of a French city of Arles at night (Van Gogh). It is measured at 73.7 x 92.1cm (Starry). I chose to write my paper on Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night. I have always been drawn to this piece because of its calming affect that it has. I love looking at the cool colors of the city in the far background. The moon looks as if it is so bright that the houses below have the light reflecting on them....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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Vincent Van Gogh And The Cafe Terrace

- ... He also preached at the village and the school. In 1876 he went back home and his uncle found him a job at a bookshop in Dordrecht in 1877. He was becoming extremely religious and his parents agreed to let him study theology at the age of twenty-four. Vincent spent a year in Amsterdam with one of his uncles who was a minister to study theology but Vincent didn’t have the perseverance or the mindset to study. So his uncle told him to forget about studying. Despite all that Vincent was still extremely religious and he decided to go to Belgium in 1878....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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Vincent Van Gogh - Starry Night

- ... Vincent Van Gogh used his visual to paint, instead of painting from memory that made his pieces more realistic. According to Ocvirk, Stinson, Wigg, Bone, and Cayton, “The emotional and intellectual message of an artwork is its content” (12). Van Gogh expressed the nature of what he was feeling at the time. He made Starry Night so visual it appears as if he lived in the moment. Also, “A type of art in which the subject is presented through the visual art elements so that the observer is reminded of actual objects” (Ocvirk, et al....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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Vincent Van Gogh And The Starry Night

- Vincent van Gogh was born March 30th, 1853 in Zundert Netherlands. He was a Dutch artist in the post-impressionism era. He is known for painting portraits, self portraits, landscapes and still lifes of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers. He started drawing in his late twenties, but is best known for his work from the last two years of his life before dying at the age of 37 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Prior to death he painted about 2,100 artworks, including 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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The Starry Night By Vincent Van Gogh

- I am comparing my favorite painting Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh to The View of Toledo by El Greco. Both paintings are beautiful landscapes featuring the night sky. Starry Night, 29 x 36 ¼”, is an oil on canvas painting currently located at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. The Starry Night was painted in June of 1889 by post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh. View of Toledo was painted by El Greco in 1598-99 during the Mannerism period. It is oil on canvas measuring 47 ¾” x 42 ¾” and is currently located at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, NY....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, Expressionism, The Starry Night]

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The Starry Night By Vincent Van Gogh

- ... I see something that could be the wind or some kind of breeze in the night sky. The second I see as I move my eyes would be the giant spire. Though yes it is big, it just feels that it is the closest thing in it. I also a town that is kind of different from the whole painting with it using straight lines at which sets them from not moving like the rest of the painting. The painting is kind of flowing in it. The painting is a whole is just flowing from one side to the other. However the town is not as flowing as it is in the sky....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, Sky]

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Vincent Van Gogh Two Women

- ... Moreover, there is also a greater chance in increasing “cultural criminality” (Halsey & Young, 2002, p.166). Nevertheless, a plethora of positive feedbacks about graffiti increasing day by day suggests that graffiti should be considered as a type of street art instead of vandalism. Initially, graffiti is a type of street art. It helps decorate a structure with a variety of different features and patterns, which mainly focus on the complexity of the text’s style (Mcauliffe, 2012, p.190). Graffiti is viewed as a type of art is also because of its morality context behind the paintings....   [tags: Graffiti, Banksy, Vincent van Gogh, Art]

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Vincent Van Gogh 's Starry Night

- ... Perhaps this is why the houses seem to appear so far away even though they are actually more or less in the foreground” (Lee). These feelings of alienation and isolation caused Van Gogh to commit himself to the asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. There he attempted suicide by shooting himself in the chest, and he died from the wounds two days later. In order for someone to come to the point of wanting to kill themselves, they must have some really strong feelings of depression and loneliness. Starry Night accurately represents Van Gogh’s deep feelings of loneliness....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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Vincent Van Gogh 's Starry Night

- Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night (Figure 1), has been subjected to analysis by many scholars. These evaluations have focused on the painting in relation to both van Gogh’s style and biography, with particular focus on the mental illnesses he suffered. The use of these different foci has caught the attention of various theorists who have attempted to interpret both the painting and the artist himself. The particular focus has been on the methodologies of Modernism, Psychoanalysis, and Semiotics. The methods all discuss the painting, Starry Night, in terms of its relation to the viewer and the question of its possible depiction of nature....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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Vincent Willem Van Gogh 's Life

- Vincent Willem van Gogh was born in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands on March 30, 1853. He was born into a middle class family that sometimes struggled financially. His grandfather was a famous preacher and his father was a minister so religion was pretty important within his family. The other passion within the family was art. His mother was an artist and three of his uncles and later his brother were art dealers. He got his first job at age 15, at his uncle’s art dealership. The fact that Vincent’s family was struggling at this time gave him the responsibility to leave school and go to work....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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The Starry Night By Vincent Willem Van Gogh

- ... Near the center of the river, almost unnoticeable, are three sail boats that are docked. Underneath the sail boats, in the foreground, are two figures that are seen facing opposite of the river. The color aspects of the painting are primarily focused on just yellows and blues. However in painterly fashion, van Gogh manipulates the yellows and blues in a number of different hues that in return exaggeratedly distinguishes the water from the light. The imagery of Impression, Sunrise presents a focus of a calm early morning in the Port of Le Havre in France....   [tags: Impressionism, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet]

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Biography of Vincent Van Gogh

- Biography of Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh was born in 1853 in Holland. Van Gogh worked various jobs before becoming a theology student in Amsterdam. But because of both professional and personal failures Van Gogh decided to "comfort the humble" and he went to live and work in a mining community. While working and living in the mining community Van Gogh found himself drawn more and more to art. So in 1880 Vincent moved to Brussels and then to Antwerp to study painting. Van Gogh didn't start his career in art until he was 27....   [tags: Vincent Van Gogh Artists Painters Essays]

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Vincent Van Gogh

- Vincent Willem van Gogh Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on March 30th 1853, in Zundert, The Netherlands. Van Gogh spent his teenage year’s working for a firm of art dealers; however, he did not embark upon his art career until 1880. Originally, he worked only with dark and gloomy colors, until he came across the art movements developed in Paris known as, Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism (Meier-Graefe 4). Van Gogh than included their brighter colors and unique style of painting into his very own creations....   [tags: Vincent Willem van Gogh ]

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Analyzing Cafe at Night Painted by Vincent Van Gogh

- Analyzing Cafe at Night Painted by Vincent Van Gogh I have chosen to write my paper on painting titled “Café at Night” by Vincent Van Gogh. Since this picture is a very popular one, I might have seen it a couple times before I actually decided to write about it. I feel warmth, streaming out of it, when I take a look at the “Café at Night”. This comfortable feeling made me select this artwork. This picture shows a cobbled street, probably somewhere in the south of Europe, at night. In the very front there is just the street, and in the left corner there is the edge of a building that is painted in dark blue....   [tags: Cafe at Night Vincent Van Gogh Art Essays]

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Vincent van Gogh's Life and Accomplishments

- Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous artists of all time. He was born in 1853, in the town Groot-Zundert, Netherlands. He inherited his artistic abilities from his mother, who was also a very talented artist by the name of Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Van Gogh is well known for having psychological problems. His problems began at a really young age and it is something that he battled with all throughout his life, and it is revealed in his artwork. Although van Gogh is one of the most famous artists of all time, very few people were familiar with his work until after his death....   [tags: van gogh, paintings, artwork]

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The Life of Vincent Van Gogh

- Vincent Van Gogh is celebrated today as the greatest Dutch painter, besides Rembrandt (“Vincent Willem”). Born in Holland on March 30, 1853, Van Gogh had five other siblings and two parents, and although his mother was an artist, he never bothered with art until much later in his life (“Vincent Willem”). Van Gogh had many shortcomings in his little and dismal time on earth and it was not until his late twenties, after all else had failed, that he gave art a chance. Thanks to the help of his older brother Theo, Van Gogh was able to put all of his emotions and mental worries into productive use, creating masterpieces that are sold today for millions of dollars (“Vincent Willem”)....   [tags: dutch painter, left ear]

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Biography of Vincent Van Gogh

- ... Of the two brothers he had, Van Gogh was more attached to his brother Theo. Vincent Van Gogh was brought up in a religious environment. Sometime between the years 1860-1880 he decided he had wanted to become an artist. Before this, he had other jobs that he did not succeed at which included a clerk at a book store, art salesman, and a preacher in the Borinage, a district in Belgium. During Van Gogh’s stay in Belgium, he was attending school to study what he had always wanted, art. In the year of 1866, Van Gogh had gone to Paris to join his brother Theo....   [tags: paintings, art, religious, strict]

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Biography of Vincent van Gogh

- There are a myriad of names that we as humans associate with true greatness. Whether these names are associated with great battles, great knowledge, scientific advancement or even art, almost every child knows at least a handful. Vincent van Gogh is one of these great names. He is world renowned for his paintings, and today they are being sold for millions, yet in his lifetime he only sold one of his works. Much is known about his life, because of his correspondence with his younger brother, and others, in the form of letters....   [tags: true greatness, paintings, ear]

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The Death Of Vincent Van Gogh

- “I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” From the beginning of his career as an artist, Gogh was practically unknown. For his entire life, up until the very moment where he fell by his own hand, his name had never been heard outside of France. It is recorded, as well as widely known, that Gogh was on the edge of insanity for the majority of his life, ultimately leading him to commit suicide at the age of thirty-seven. That insanity, either being driven from his own mind and freed in his paintings, or blossoming from his paintings and driving him to insanity, led Gogh to create unmatchable art pieces that are spoken of throughout the world today....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, Bipolar disorder]

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The Bedroom By Vincent Van Gogh

- This painting by Vincent Van Gogh is on display at the Art Institute of Chicago Museum, in the Impressionism exhibit. There are many things going on in this painting that catch the viewer’s eye. The first is the piece’s vibrant colors, light blues and browns, bright greens, and more. The brush strokes that are very visible and can easily be identified as very thick some might even say bold. The furniture, the objects, and the setting are easy to identify and are proportioned to each other. There is so much to see in this piece to attempt to explain in only a few simple sentences....   [tags: art, paintings, impressionism]

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Vincent Van Gogh

- Most casual art lovers see Van Gogh as a troubled but successful artist. This is far from the actual truth of his chaotic life which was filled with failure in every occupational pursuit he attempted including painting, and was marked by episodes of depression, violence, and abnormal behavior. Thanks to the preservation of thousands of letters Van Gogh had written to friends and family, especially to his brother Theo, we have a nearly complete understanding of his feelings, experiments, and views on every aspect of his life....   [tags: Artist Art Biography Van Gogh]

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Van Gogh 's Influence On The Artistic World

- Vincent Willem Van Gogh was born in March of 1853 in the Dutch Village of Zundert, a municipality in the Netherlands. Possibly the single most well-known painter in all of art history, Vincent Van Gogh’s work has touched the lives of millions since his passing in 1890. Van Gogh is most known for his post-impressionistic-style paintings, where he used pure pigments and applied them with thick, heavy brushstrokes, his most famous piece being Starry Night. His art can be found on posters, coffee cups,and tote bags — however, Van Gogh was not always an artist....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, Van Gogh Museum, Arles]

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Vincent Willem Van Gogh

- Vincent Willem Van Gogh, of Groot-Zundert, France, was born on March 30, 1853, near the southern Netherlands. He was noted as a troubled, erratic painter by David Sweetman, in his book Van Gogh: His Life and His Times. Anna Cornelia Carbentus and Theodrus van Gogh were the parents of this soon to be phenomenon, and focused their occupations around religion. Theodrus, Cor, Elizabeth, Anna, and Willemina were van Gogh’s siblings. The van Gogh unity held the common name “Vincent” throughout generations of their family....   [tags: France, art, painter, religion, humanitarianism]

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Vincent van Gogh

- Vincent van Gogh was a poor artist in 19th century Europe that was constantly tortured by psychiatric issues. Van Gogh was born in Zundert, Netherlands on March 30, 1853. His father was a pastor and raised him with a very religious lifestyle and he originally set out to be a pastor himself. He was fired from his preaching job because of his intensity and fierceness and decided to be an artist. His many disorders eventually got the better of him and he was admitted to the St. Remy mental institution where he did the much of his art....   [tags: artist, art style, post-impressionism, depression]

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Vincent Van Gogh

- In the summer of 1881 Vincent Van Gogh asked for his cousin’s hand in marriage and was turned down. He was very insistent on seeing her and took action on this by holding his hand in a flame and holding up the words “Let me see her for as long as I can keep my hand in the flame” (Wikipedia, Letter 193 from Vincent to Theo, The Hague, May 14, 1882). In 1885 Vincent’s father died (ArtBook: Van Gogh; A profound and tormented genius—his life in paintings, 1998). In December of 1888, Vincent Van Gogh had been living with a fellow artist and friend, Paul Gauguin....   [tags: Art, Painting, Yelow House]

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Why Was Vincent Van Gogh Famous?

- Why was Vincent Van Gogh Famous. Vincent Van Gogh was born March 30, 1853 in Zundert, Netherland. Growing up Vincent was the oldest child, he had five siblings two brothers, and three sisters. Vincent spend most of his time with his new born brother Theo. He had to take care of his brother seen his mother and father had to work. Since Vincent didn’t have time to go to school he had to get home schooled. Even though Vincent had to get home schooled he didn’t let that stop him. After Vincent stopped taking care of his little brother Theo he went off to become famous for his painting skills....   [tags: impressionists, famous dutch painters]

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Vincent Van Gogh: Depression and Disorders

- Vincent Van Gogh was a really unique individual. He was born on March 30, 1853 in Groot-Zundert, Holland. He was raised by both his father and mother while growing up, and shared his parents with three sisters and two brothers. He was sixteen years old he when he started working at an art gallery and started to learn a lot about being an art dealer. He ended up moving away in order to sell art, but in 1875 he decided to leave the art dealing and devote his life to evangelism. His parents supported the decision and helped him to begin a ministry with miners in Borinage....   [tags: Biography, Treatment]

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Dutch Artist Vincent Van Gogh

- “The life of an artist is a gamble, what a gamble, it’s all or nothing.” As for post-impressionist and Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, nothing is what was received. Out of the nine-hundred paintings produced within ten years, only one was sold. Van Gogh was often ridiculed by other artists about his work and he had very few friends. One of his closest friends was his younger brother Theodorus “Theo” van Gogh. Vincent would often write to Theo and on various occasions he would write about the hardships of life, including the ways in which he was treated....   [tags: pot-impressionist painters]

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Vincent Van Gogh Painting Analysis

- Introduction Vincent Van Gogh was born in Holland in 1853. He was an impressionist painter who was known for his rough beauty, bold use of color and unique techniques. Van Gogh suffered from severe anxiety and a form of mental illness which is apparent in his later pieces. Sadly Van Gogh passed away from a self inflicted gunshot wound in 1890 at age 30. His magnificent works of art were not fully appreciated while he was living; however they have now earned him great respect and appreciation. Fig....   [tags: Art Analysis ]

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Analysis Of Van Gogh 's Starry Night Painting

- Art has many definitions that can be interpreted in several ways. Many paintings throughout history have changed the outlook of how we see art. For many individual artists, art is the ultimate expression of personal emotions. A variety of artists in the world can agree that conveying a hidden emotion or idea is better communicated artistically than being presented out loud. The saying “A picture is worth a thousand words,” should also be represented when describing the way a person feels when looking at an art piece....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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Vincent van Gogh

- Vincent van Gogh In present time, Vincent van Gogh is probably the most widely known and highly appreciated person of postimpressionism. During his brief lifetime, Vincent’s work went almost unknown to this world. His work now hangs in countless museums throughout the world and is considered priceless. His work became an important bridge between the 19th and 20th centuries. The art-historical term, Postimpressionism was coined by Roger Fry a British art critic, who described the various styles of painting that flourished during the period from about 1880 to 1910 (Britannica)....   [tags: Artists Art Biography Artist Gogh Essays]

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Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night at St. Rémy

- Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night at St. Rémy Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night at St. Rémy of June 1889, expresses the comforting power and spirituality of the infinite night sky over the humbler, earthly brand of nature through a synthesis of exceptional visual power, elements of religious allegory, and of modern spiritualism. This work is the product of van Gogh's refusal to depict the purely imaginary, but willful manipulation of what is real in order to achieve a more powerful work, both visually and through symbolism and allegory....   [tags: Visual Arts Paintings Art Van Gogh Starry Night]

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Van Gogh : The Greatest Dutch Painter, And Highly Influenced The 20th Century Art

- ... At age 15 his family was struggling financially, and he was force to leave school and go work. He got a job at his Uncle Cornel’s art dealership. In June of 1873, Van Gogh was transferred to the Groupil Gallery in London. There, he fell in love with English culture. He visited art galleries in his spare time, and also became a fan of the writings of Charles Dickens and George Elliot. In the winter of 1878, Van Gogh volunteered to move to an impoverished coal mine in the south of Belgium, a place where preachers were usually sent as punishment....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night Over the Rhone]

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The Life of Vincent Van Gogh

- The Life of Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most famous artists of all time. He is known for his paintings and is hailed as the quintessential expressionist painter in history. Yet, Van Gogh lived one of the most troubling lives one could ever imagine. Almost every painting can be viewed as a look into his troubled soul. Van Gogh’s Paintings today can be sold for millions of dollars, but during his life time he sold a single painting for a measly 40 francs. Van Gogh’s legacy has left behind stories of greatness and sadness having to do with both his personal life and his career as an artist....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Complex and Troubled Life of Vincent Van Gogh

- Van Gogh Born on March 30th, in 1853, Vincent Van Gogh was the son of a pastor in Groot-Zundert, Holland. Throughout his life many learned that there was more than meets the eye to Van Gogh. Van Gogh was a very complex and troubled man and through his struggle used his art as an outlet for his emotions, creating some of the most famous paintings throughout history. Vincent Van Gogh was a self-taught artist born the eldest son of Theodorus Van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Vincent was born exactly one year after the Van Gogh’s first son had been born a stillborn....   [tags: artist, post-impressionism, starry night]

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The Work Of Art By Martin Johnson Heade, Oskar Kokoschka, And Van Gogh

- ... This view of storms is true to everyday life, as storms typically cause humans to feel depressed, scared, and distressed when they hear thunder or look outside to see a sea of near black clouds. Another observation that can be made from observing Heade’s painting, would be the small patch of blue sky located in the top right hand corner. This patch of blue sky is the only source of openness left to the blue sky masked by the gloomy storm clouds rolling in. Emotions that are drawn up from within the individual observing the painting, by what is left of the clear blue sky include happiness and hope....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, Expressionism, Bedroom in Arles]

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outline of Vincent Van Gogh

- Vincent Van Gogh I. Early Life A. Birth 1.Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853. 2.Vincent van Gogh was born in Groot Zundert, The Netherlands . 3.Van Gogh's birth came one year to the day after his mother gave birth to a first, stillborn child--also named Vincent. B. Family 1. Theodorus van Gogh was Vincent father.And Anna Cornelia Carbentus was Vincent Mother....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Starry Night over the Rhone – Vincent Van Gogh

- Art has been around for hundreds of thousands of years. Throughout history, there have been many artists who have made their mark on the art world, but one in particular is popular and well known among art enthusiasts. Vincent Van Gogh is one of the best known artists of all time and his paintings have become extremely well known and popular among art collectors. Throughout his lifetime, he painted hundreds of various paintings, but there is one painting that he is better known for, and that is Starry Night over the Rhone....   [tags: Art History, Art analysis, artists]

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Starry Night a Paint by Vincent Van Gogh

- An analysis on Starry Night (1889) of Vincent van Gogh Introduction The life span of 37 years saw Vincent Willem van Gogh (Vincent) in creating beautiful works he dearly loved. Painting was an avenue, which allowed him to express his inner thoughts or vent his struggles. My decision to research on Vincent’s painting, Starry Night (1889) came with the inspiration from Don Mclean’s Song, Starry Starry Night where his lyrics spoke about Vincent’s life that further intrigued me in writing this paper....   [tags: biography, moon, tone, oil paint]

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A Very Brief Biography of Vincent Van Gogh

- “I want to paint what I feel, and feel what I paint”-Vincent Willem Van Gogh. He grew up in a religious and cultured environment, being raised by a pastor and was highly emotional and lacked self-confidence. His mother was an artist whose love of drawing and watercolors were transferred to her son. Van Gogh was born on the exact same date that his brother, also named Vincent, died. At a young age, his name and birthdate were already etched on his dead brother's headstone, and might explain for his emotional state....   [tags: notorious post-impressionism painters]

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Two of the Greatest Paintings Made by Vincent Van Gogh

- Vincent Van Gogh was born in 1853. He would grow to be one of the greatest artists of his era. Van Gogh utilized a variety of colors on the spectrum, giving his paintings life. He often used the art style of impressionists in that his paintings are depicted as he sees fit, and not how they are naturally viewed (Cliff). His paintings consisted of complex brush strokes that would vary in the amounts of paint used. He used colors in order to push emotion onto the audience through contrasting colors and his works often reflected his own mood and surroundings....   [tags: color techniques, the sower, the night cafe]

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Vincent Van Gogh: A Tragic Story Indeed

- Vincent Van Gogh. That is a name that seems to be in art museums a great deal these days, but who exactly was he. Vincent’s story is not one of joy or happiness. Throughout his lifetime, he had troubles with finances, he had familial issues, and he had issues in his romantic pursuits. But, instead of letting himself be crushed under the weight of his troubles, he took a stand and created beautiful paintings out of it. Vincent Willem Van Gogh was born on March 30, of 1853 in the Netherlands. Van Gogh was the oldest of his three sisters and two brothers....   [tags: notorious impressionist painters]

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Vincent Van Gogh's Wheat Fields With Cypress

- Vincent Van Gogh has a reputation for creating beautiful works of art under abnormal circumstances. On May 8, 1889, Van Gogh voluntarily checked himself into Saint- Rémy mental asylum suffering from acute mania, which provoked hallucinations that caused him to cut his ear off. Fields of wheat and olive groves surrounded the asylum, which had a view of Alpilles Mountains , Van Gogh sent a letter to his brother Theo in which he wrote, “ Beyond the window with its iron bars I can see a walled-in field of wheat”....   [tags: famous impressionism paintings]

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The Truth in Art: Vincent Van Gogh's Work of Art

- Throughout his argument against aesthetics, Heidegger strongly states he believes in the true “work of art” and believes that this aesthetic approach goes against this. One artist that Heidegger particularly discusses is Vincent Van Gogh. He uses works of art by Van Gogh in order to give more power to his argument. Through works of art such as Van Gogh’s A Pair of Shoes, Heidegger makes his a distinction between artwork and things. In order to truly analyze the culture of another, he explains how it is essential for the viewer to question what is being depicted in the work and what the purpose may be....   [tags: heidegger, art history]

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Vincent van Gogh, Houses at Auvers, 1890

- Painted by Vincent Van Gogh during a final burst of activity in Auvers before his suicide in July, Houses at Auvers features many of the characteristic elements typical of Van Gogh; the experimentation with color, texture, and thick brush strokes. This painting depicts the view and landscape in early summer, highlighting the patchwork of houses and the rolling greenery. Van Gogh’s unique, thick brush strokes lead the eyes through the painting, create texture and patterns and also highlight and shadow objects in the early summer sun, while his experimentation with color creates contrast and a bright, vibrant image....   [tags: famous post-impressionism paintings]

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- Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter, whose work represents the archetype of expressionism, the idea of emotional spontaneity in painting. Van Gogh was born March 30, 1853, in Groot-Zundert, son of a Dutch Protestant pastor. Van Gogh's birth came one year to the day after his mother gave birth to a first, stillborn child; also named Vincent. There has been much speculation about Vincent van Gogh suffering later psychological trauma as a result of being a "replacement child" and having a deceased brother with the same name and same birth date....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Vincent Van Gogh

- Biography of Vincent Van Gogh What drove Vincent Van Gogh, born March 30,1853, to his mental illness and suicide. Could it have been the many things he tried, but failed at in his life. He failed in many different careers, in love, and even his artwork. Van Gogh sold only one painting his entire life. Because of his mental illness, he was considered a crazy person. At the age of sixteen, Van Gogh went to go work with his Uncle Vincent, whom he was named after, as an art dealer at the Goupil and Co....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Vincent Van Gogh

- What fascinates me much, much more than anything else in my métier is the portrait, the modern portrait . . . I should like to do portraits which will appear as revelations to people in 100 years time." - VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1890 What could be a more disturbing image than the one of Vincent Van Gogh as the wanderer. Of his time spent in poverty and isolation he sought to help those around him, and perhaps to find himself in the process. Picture Vincent as he gives his first Sunday sermon in Isleworth, outside of London....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Art and Life of Vincent van Gogh

- The Art and Life of Vincent van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most distinguished modern artists. His early work depicts humble subjects, peasants mostly, with a gentle hand. Many of his other paintings are mostly room settings, and still lifes of flowers with such intensity that it would seem as if he had captured a piece of the sun and used it in his painting. It is truly ironic that during his lifetime, he received no recognition whatsoever, and only sold one painting. Van Gogh faltered repeatedly in every career he attempted to pursue and felt extremely unloved by others....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Vincent Van Gogh

- Vincent van Gogh, the eldest son of a Dutch Reformed minister and a bookseller's daughter, pursued various vocations, including that of an art dealer and clergyman, before deciding to become an artist at the age of twenty-seven. Over the course of his decade-long career (1880–90), he produced nearly 900 paintings and more than 1,100 works on paper. Ironically, in 1890, he modestly assessed his artistic legacy as "of very secondary importance." Largely self-taught, Van Gogh gained his footing as an artist by zealously copying prints and studying nineteenth-century drawing manuals and lesson books, such as Charles Bargue's Exercises au fusain and cours de dessin....   [tags: Biography]

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Vincent Van Gogh

- Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh; a well known name by most and a highly reputable figure amongst painters and other artists, he showed his true talent and passion for the arts in his short career, a career which only lasted ten years (Preble 117). As we know, it takes a tremendous amount of effort, awareness and creativity to convey your emotions, thoughts and feelings through your work. Here, we will attempt to construe his feelings through his work and also begin to view and understand things the way Van Gogh did....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Vincent Van Gogh

- Vincent Van Gogh The people back in the 19th century really didn’t accept Van Gaogh’s truthful and emotionally morbid way of expressing the way of art is to himself. It finally was seen as art through the people’s eyes. This set a stage of art that is now known as Expressionism. It is best characterized by the use of symbols and a style that expresses the artist’s inner feelings about his subject. His style of painting is exemplified by a projection of the painter’s inner experience onto the canvas he paints on....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Vincent van Gogh

- Vincent van Gogh Vincent Van Goeh drew the painting, which is portrait of him. He drew himself as a red haired guy with gray shirt. In the picture, there is only himself and gray background. Gray background is making circle motions composed with thin lines. You can see a lot of circles in the background. His hair, bears, and eyelashes are colored with red. His hair and bears are not trimmed. His eyes are small and dark looking right at me. His shirt is gray and very old one. I touched his lips and all I felt was cold, firm paper....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Vincent Van Gogh

- 	On March 30, 1853 Vincent Van Gogh was born in the small village of Groot-Zundert, Holland. When he is eleven, he begins schooling where he starts to draw for the first time. People begin to notice how magnificent his works were, and after he finishes school he begins to sell his paintings to art dealers. Van Gogh starts spending more time with his brother Theo. They create a deep bond with each other and discuss things, which today, help us understand Van Gogh much better. In 1873, he joins the London branch of the art dealers he originally started out with....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Vincent Van Gogh: Woe Is Me

- Vincent Van Gogh: Woe is Me During the last twenty years of the nineteenth century a new form of artistic painting formed. Postimpressionism was a form of art where the artist was highly individual and expressive. Some of the most creative painters in history helped to make the style a success. Paul Gauguin and Paul Cezanne are two of the most creative and popular painters among the postimpressionists, but not the master. The master of the postimpressionist movement was Vincent Van Gogh....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Rain At Auvers by Vincent Van Gogh

- Artist: Vincent Van Gogh Name of Piece: Rain At Auvers Description - Verbal From the piece of artwork “Rain at the Auvers”. I can see roofs of houses that are tucked into a valley, trees hiding the town, black birds, clouds upon the horizon, hills, vegetation, a dark stormy sky and rain. The artistic style is brush stroke. Aesthetic is the function or purpose of the work. The subject genre is still life. The image is impressionism. Oil and Crayon Watercolour paint was used with a variety of different style brushes....   [tags: Art Analysis Art Interpretation]

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Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night and Vincent’s Chair

- Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night and Vincent’s Chair      One of the most famous Post-Impressionists was the Dutch artist, Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh believed that art was a form of expression. Painting was an emotional and spiritual experience for him. He painted not only how he interpreted his surroundings, but his sensations and feelings on his subjects. One of his most famous paintings, Starry Night, is a perfect representation of this Post-Impressionistic style of painting.      With its swirling colors and lines, Starry Night, incorporates not just the color and light that is found in the earlier works of these painters, but it shows how forms and feelings also came into play....   [tags: Art Critique Post-Impressionist Artists]

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Vincent Van Gogh: Post-Impressionist

- Vincent Van Gogh: Post-Impressionist He was born March 30, 1853 in the small village of Groot-Zundert, Holland. His parent’s theodorus van Gogh and Anna Cornelia nee carbentus. He was the older of two sons’. In 1862 he had attempted his first drawing. He went to school in Zevenbergen and studied French, English and German. He had spent a lot of time with his brother to begin a life long correspondence Which today offers the best means of studying Vincent’s opinions, feelings and state of mind....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Color in Vincent Van Gogh’s Life: An Analysis of The Sower and The Night Café

- ... Their discontent and growing bitterness towards each other led to Vincent lashing out at Gauguin in a fit of rage. Gauguin, angry and upset, was faced with the decision to stay with Vincent or return to Paris. Gauguin decided to remain in Arles, but Vincent’s erratic behavior led him to mutilate his ear and send it to a prostitute. At this point in van Gogh’s life, he voluntarily admitted himself to the local insane asylum. Gauguin returned to Paris for good after the incident. These events would become the beginning of the end of van Gogh’s life....   [tags: techniques, genius, painting]

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Analysis of Olive Trees by Vincent Van Gogh

- The painting Olive Trees, now at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, is one of a series of ten or twelve paintings of olive orchards, which Van Gogh painted in 1889 while living at the asylum of Saint-Remy. This painting is a landscape accomplished in bright, complementary colors, with Van Gogh’s characteristically brisk brushwork. The image is divided roughly into thirds, with the middle zone, the trees, being highly capricious. The brushstrokes describe the lay of the land, the movement of the wind in the trees, and the rays of the sun....   [tags: painting, color, landscape]

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The Woman Picking Olives by Vincent van Gogh and The Harvesters by Pieter Elder

- The Women Picking Olives is by Vincent van Gogh. The date is between 1889 and 1890.The Material is Oil on canvas and its sizes are 75 cm x 113 cm. The Harvesters painting is by Pieter Bruegel the Elder and it was created in about 1565. The Material is Oil on canvas. The sizes are about 116.5 x 159.5 cm. The basic picture on the Women picking olives painting is three women who are helping each other pick a weird object of a tree. From the title of the painting I would say the object is olives but the object doies not look like olivesThe object looks like a pumpkin but pumpkins don’t grow on trees....   [tags: painting, interpretation, trees]

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Monet Of The Impressionist Movement

- Claude Monet is often accredited as the leading member of the Impressionist movement. His work in Impression, Sunrise is the painting that gave birth to the movement. Here we can perceive Monet’s use of a limited palette: muddy blues and gray establish a somewhat somber mood – contrasted by a bright orange, representing the sun at dusk. Seizing the viewer’s attention is a figure in a boat, an effect the artist has achieved by painting the background boats a lighter, blurrier gray. Not only is this technique executed in this painting, but on a vast majority of Monet’s work....   [tags: Impressionism, Vincent van Gogh]

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The Starry Night, 1889, And The Second Art

- Craftsmanship can mean a wide range of things to various individuals and was one of the most punctual routes in which man has communicated him or herself to others, whether it was through hole drawings or hieroglyphics. It doesn 't start or end with simply drawing or painting, things normally considered craftsmanship, or the numerous other perceived features of workmanship including design, dramatization, writing, chiseling, and music. My research is based on Vincent van Gogh art, and two art paintings that I choose to study is The Starry Night, 1889, and the second art is The Sower 1888....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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The Truth And Expression Of Art

- The Truth and Expression of Art “Vincent van Gogh” Art can mean many different things to many different people and was one of the earliest ways in which man has expressed him or herself to others, whether it was through cave drawings or hieroglyphics. It does not begin or end with just drawing or painting, items typically considered art, or the many other recognized facets of art including architecture, drama, literature, sculpting, and music. My research is based on Vincent van Gogh art, and two art paintings that I choose to study is The Starry Night, 1889, and the second art is The Sower 1888....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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Elisabeth Condon’s Nocturne vs. Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night

- Similarity in theme and color first drew me to select Elisabeth Condon’s Nocturne (Bob Rauschenberg Gallery) and Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night (Frank 348) for this research paper. Initially I wanted to pick two pieces that were different enough in order to form a decent comparison and yet alike enough to connect them in some way. In the art gallery, Nocturne gave me a feeling similar to the one I experienced when I first saw The Starry Night; there was something otherworldly and mystical about it....   [tags: Art Analysis ]

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Starry Night Vs. Midnight

- Starry Night vs. Midnight in Paris In this essay will be talking about and comparing between the traditional painting Starry night by Vincent Van Gogh and the digital movie poster for Midnight in Paris designed by the company Cardinal Communications USA. Starry Night is an artwork that was painted in 1889 in an asylum at Saint-Remy-de-Provience, France while the Midnight in Paris poster is digitally made somewhere in the USA by someone in that company sometime in 2010. While both these artworks are very different, they have some similarities....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Sunflower '

- ... This work was affected by the Dutch realism painting, the whole picture is deep and included country style, from the picture can see the Gogh has the deep connection with famers, it seems like he wants to be a farmer painter. On the one hand, the miller affects him, the most important is in him inner, he wanted to live in the country and hoped to have a freedom lifestyle (Gogh’s pictures). This picture respects for honest farmers and praise of honest labor. At the end of 1885, van Gogh decided to go to Antwerp, at there three months, he used whole efforts to study painting, during this period, he gradually knew the paintings of Rubens, and began learned Japanese yamato-e, and his works o...   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, Van Gogh Museum]

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I Dream Of Painting And Then I Paint My Dream

- ... In 1886 Van Gogh went to Paris to go live with his brother Theo and he studied in Cormon and tried to imitate their painting with soft brush strokes and lightness in his painting like the impressionist. He wasn’t successful and then later with four other artists were the founders of post impressionism. He had a friend named Paul Gauguin who followed him with the post impressiomism way of painting, they lived together for a certain period of time. Once they realized that both their personality clashed they had arguments and Van Gogh wanted to kill Gauguin with a razor, which Gauguin prevented him to perused and he ended up cutting part of his ear lob; which later was sent to an asylum in...   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, Impressionism, Paul Gauguin]

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Jackson Pollack And The Starry Night

- Jackson Pollack and Vincent van Gogh are some of most famous artist before and after their time. Each artist has a similar and different painting methods that they use when painting pictures. There most well-known paintings are called “Number 1” and “The Starry Night”. The paintings give off emotion by how they look, but each one is painted in different ways. The public did not find their paintings wanting when they were made. The difference was how long it took for them to get recognized for their work....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, Museum of Modern Art]

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I Will Fund My Exhibit Through Donations And Sales

- I will fund my exhibit through donations and sales. I would reach out to the community, explain my exhibit and ask for donations, but I would primarily generate revenue through selling items related to the exhibit like prints of the works being shown, creative posters, key chains, t-shirts and other mementos. Additionally, I would have bake sales and fairs and other activities of a similar nature. I would keep my exhibit local. Tucson may not be huge, but it is home to a diverse group of people with different thoughts, feeling, and opinions, and Tucson is a community that celebrates those differences and wants to use them to bring people closer together through celebrations such as the many...   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, Museum of Modern Art]

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Art And Art Of Art

- ... Kahlo had many medical issues over her lifespan. Polio left her with a limp in her right leg, and a traumatic bus accident damaged her reproductive organs. The accident also left her bedridden in a body cast for a long period of time, which is when she began to paint. Kahlo married fellow artist Diego Rivera with whom she had a tumultuous relationship with ("Frida Kahlo"). Frida was known for being a successful woman in a male dominated field, and is still known and respected as a feminist in present day....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, Museum of Modern Art]

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The Starry Night Over The Rhone

- ... Near the center of the river, almost unnoticeable, are three sail boats that are docked. Underneath the sail boats, in the foreground, are two figures that are seen facing opposite of the river. The color aspects of the painting primarily focus on just yellows and blues, which Van Gogh manipulates in a number of different hues that, in return, exaggeratedly distinguish the light from the water. Impression, Sunrise presents a focus of a calm early morning in the Port of Le Havre in France. Monet incorporates mostly cool, dull colors of various blues and greys in his painting, but also includes splashes of warm colors noticed in the sun, sky, and the reflection of the sun in the water....   [tags: Impressionism, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet]

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My Visit At The Getty Museum

- ... 1826-1833. The museum was a very fun experience, and finding a piece of art from our readings in class made the experience a lot more rewarding, because I was able to take what I learned in class and apply it outside of class. Overall I was not looking for anything specific when going into the Getty, so I focused on looking for paintings that caught my eye. I knew the Getty was a good museum and that I wanted to visit. But because of some of the discussions in class, certain artists, and the reading in the text, I remembered Claude Monet and for that reason I chose Sunrise one of his early impressionist works....   [tags: Impressionism, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh]

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George Melies And Wladyslaw Starewicz

- ... Thus, “A Trip to the Moon” by George Méliès and “The Cameraman 's Revenge” by Wladyslaw Starewicz are the products of modernism. Group 2, Question B “A Room of One’s Own” by Virginia Wolf is essentially an essay about women and literature that analyzes their involvement in it based on the different time periods. However, even though this work was written about a hundred years ago and although Wolf said “in a century’s time very possibly they [values] will have changed completely”, some issues from “A Room of One’s Own” still resonate today (Wolf 30)....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, Expressionism]

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Georges Seurat 's A Sunday On La Grande Jatte

- When viewing Georges Seurat’s, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte (Fig. 31-37), perception is changed vastly depending on the viewer 's proximity to the piece. At close range, all that is visible is a mass array of countless circular dots and tiny lines in a vast range of colors. Greens, blues, reds, oranges, yellows, white, browns, black and purples are all visible in a multitude of intensities. The Divisionism technique utilized causes this piece to appear as an abstract collection of colors when viewed at close range....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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I Think Jacksonville, Act Wyndham Riverwalk

- ... I have never experienced anything quite like this. As Doug spoke the prayer and Earnest prayed in tongues, I became aware of an energy within me that seemed to lighten me on my feet and make me sway in a circular way. Perhaps it was the result of fighting going on in the Spirit (rather like prolonging an orgasim.) but it seemed I needed to stay with it. Forrest was the first to comment with amazement at how strong the spirit was and Doug agreed and we all were so aware of it and “wow”ing with amazement and joy at what God was doing....   [tags: Prayer, Spirituality, Vincent van Gogh, May It Be]

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Analysis Of Lady Of The Lake

- The small town of Auburn which is nestled in the foothills of the Gold Country has a number of art galleries and numerous local artists. One of these artists is Michael Murphy who is also a respected architect in the Auburn area. Michael has been painting for many years and has gone through many artistic phases, but I have chosen to focus on his early Impressionism phase. Having traveled to France in his youth, he cultivated an interest in Impressionism. Although this paper will focus on Impressionism, I would also like to touch on how artists go through various phases as they age....   [tags: Impressionism, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh]

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