Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh’s oil paintings are amongst the most famous paintings in the world. Van Gogh’s popularity lies in the bold use of colour and imagination that he put into his art. Van Gogh’s post-impressionist style remains popular with art lovers and his classic 19th century paintings are displayed in major exhibitions around the world. Sadly Vincent suffered regular anxiety attacks and periods of mental illness which led to his premature death at a point where his art was finally starting to achieve success.

Van Gogh’s career can be broadly categorised into different locations that he travelled and lived in as his life went through his artistic period. These locations covered Nuenen, Antwerp, Paris, Arles, Saint-Remy and Auvers-sur-Oise. This famous Dutch artist is best know for what he achieved in the French countryside where he started to find a relative comfort and source of inspiration for his paintings.

Vincent’s brother Theo was an art collector and importance stabiliser in Vincent’s life, constantly encouraging him and taking care of Vincent Van Gogh’s health. Whilst not entirely convinced by Vincent’s contemporary approach, Theo supported his brother and missed him immensely after his suicide, passing away himself soon after. Theo was fortunate enough to possess many works by famous impressionists of the time too, including household names such as Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Edgar Degas and Camille Pissarro.

Van Gogh mixed with many key artists during his life which helped influence his work at different stages, though without ever losing his original magic or integrity. One such artist was Paul Signac who encouraged Vincent to use skills of pointillism and further advanced his knowledge of colour. Paul Gauguin also spent a lot of time with Vincent and they chose to challenge each other competitively to improve both’s output.

You can see a full list of famous Van Gogh paintings below:

  • The Night Café
  • The Yellow House
  • Falling Autumn Leaves
  • L’allée des Alyscamps
  • Still Life: Vase with Twelve Sunflowers
  • Starry Night Over the Rhone
  • The Starry Night
  • Irises
  • Self-portrait
  • The Caravans Gipsy Camp near Arles
  • Portrait of a Man
  • Milliet Second Lieutenant
  • Paul Gauguin Armchair
  • The Church at Auvers
  • Portrait of Dr. Gachet
  • Thatched Cottages by a Hill
  • Wheat Field with Crows
  • Peasant Woman Against a Background of Wheat
  • Potato Eaters
  • A Wheatfield with Cypresses
  • The Old Mill
  • Sower with Setting Sun
  • Mulberry Tree
  • Vincents Chair with Pipe
  • Moulin de la Galetter
  • Open Bible
  • Postman Joseph Roulin
  • Adeline Ravoux
  • Still Life with Roses and Anemones
  • Gordina de Groot
  • Four Cut Sunflowers
  • Apricot Trees in Blossom
  • Mother Roulin with Her Baby
  • Old Woman of Arles
  • Oise Riverside
  • Houses at Auvers
  • Cypresses

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