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Happy birthday, Vincent van Gogh (March 30, 1853—July 29, 1890)

"I hope to depart in no other way than looking back with love and wistfulness and thinking, oh paintings that I would have made."

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Happy birthday, Vincent van Gogh! The genius was born on this day in 1853. Here are a few interesting facts about his life you might already know or could be interested to find out:
1. Van Gogh did not begin painting until his late twenties, completing many of his best-known works during the last two years of his life.
2. Vincent’s earliest career aspiration was to be a pastor in the Dutch Reformed Church like his father.
3. There is some evidence that Van Gogh nibbled at his paints, and the eating of paints is possibly connected with his seizure around New Year 1890. In January 1890, after another one of Vincent’s seizures, Theo wrote to him saying "if you know that it is dangerous for you to have colours near you, why don’t you clear them away for a time, and make drawings?"
4. Van Gogh signed his paintings simply "Vincent", not “Vincent van Gogh” nor “Van Gogh”. In a letter to his brother Theo, written on 24 March 1888, he said that “in the future my name ought to be put in the catalogue as I sign it on the canvas, namely Vincent and not Van Gogh, for the simple reason that they do not know how to pronounce the latter name here.” (“Here” being Arles, in the south of France)If you’ve wondered how you pronounce Van Gogh, remember it’s a Dutch surname, not French or English. So the “Gogh” is pronounced so it rhymes with the the Scottish “loch”. It’s not “goff” nor “go”. 
5. When van Gogh died, his work was known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still. He only sold one painting during his lifetime.
6. Vincent is believed to have shot himself in a wheatfield in Auvers, France, although no gun was ever found. He did not die until 2 days later at the age of 37. 
7. Vincent’s brother Theo died six months after Vincent and is buried next to him in Auvers, France.
8. Theor’s wife collected Vincent’s paintings and letters after his death and dedicated herself to getting his work the recognition it deserved.
Painting:Vincent van GoghFishing in Spring, the Pont de Clichy, 1887, oil on canvas, 50.5 × 60 cm, Art Institute of Chicago. 

worldpaintings:

Happy birthday, Vincent van Gogh! The genius was born on this day in 1853. Here are a few interesting facts about his life you might already know or could be interested to find out:

1. Van Gogh did not begin painting until his late twenties, completing many of his best-known works during the last two years of his life.

2. Vincent’s earliest career aspiration was to be a pastor in the Dutch Reformed Church like his father.

3. There is some evidence that Van Gogh nibbled at his paints, and the eating of paints is possibly connected with his seizure around New Year 1890. In January 1890, after another one of Vincent’s seizures, Theo wrote to him saying "if you know that it is dangerous for you to have colours near you, why don’t you clear them away for a time, and make drawings?"

4. Van Gogh signed his paintings simply "Vincent", not “Vincent van Gogh” nor “Van Gogh”. In a letter to his brother Theo, written on 24 March 1888, he said that “in the future my name ought to be put in the catalogue as I sign it on the canvas, namely Vincent and not Van Gogh, for the simple reason that they do not know how to pronounce the latter name here.” (“Here” being Arles, in the south of France)
If you’ve wondered how you pronounce Van Gogh, remember it’s a Dutch surname, not French or English. So the “Gogh” is pronounced so it rhymes with the the Scottish “loch”. It’s not “goff” nor “go”. 

5. When van Gogh died, his work was known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still. He only sold one painting during his lifetime.

6. Vincent is believed to have shot himself in a wheatfield in Auvers, France, although no gun was ever found. He did not die until 2 days later at the age of 37. 

7. Vincent’s brother Theo died six months after Vincent and is buried next to him in Auvers, France.

8. Theor’s wife collected Vincent’s paintings and letters after his death and dedicated herself to getting his work the recognition it deserved.

Painting:
Vincent van Gogh
Fishing in Spring, the Pont de Clichy, 1887, oil on canvas, 50.5 × 60 cm, Art Institute of Chicago. 

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unhistorical:

Vincent van Gogh (March 30, 1853 – July 29, 1890)

I haven’t got it yet, but I’m hunting it and fighting for it, I want something serious, something fresh—something with soul in it! Onward, onward.

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~ Monday, December 30 ~
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jendrix:

Red Vinyard at Arles - Vincent van Gogh
the only painting he sold during his lifetime.

jendrix:

Red Vinyard at Arles - Vincent van Gogh

the only painting he sold during his lifetime.

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ronk:

English: Winter (The Vicarage Garden under Snow) Nederlands: Winter (De tuin van de Vicaris onder sneeuw) Vincent Van Gogh, 1885, Nuenen

ronk:

English: Winter (The Vicarage Garden under Snow) Nederlands: Winter (De tuin van de Vicaris onder sneeuw) Vincent Van Gogh, 1885, Nuenen

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ruined-masterpieces:

"bedroom in arles" v. 3 by vincent van gogh, 1889

ruined-masterpieces:

"bedroom in arles" v. 3 by vincent van gogh, 1889

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nataliakoptseva:

Madame Trabuc
Vincent Van Gogh
detail

nataliakoptseva:

Madame Trabuc

Vincent Van Gogh

detail

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Joseph Roulin by Vincent Van Gogh.

Joseph Roulin by Vincent Van Gogh.

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deadpaint:

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Portrait of Vincent van Gogh

deadpaint:

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Portrait of Vincent van Gogh

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artmastered:

Vincent van Gogh, 1890, White House at Night
This was painted just a few weeks before van Gogh’s death. There is almost something a little rushed about the paint application. The finished painting seems a lot less refined than some of van Gogh’s works from 1888 and 1889, such as Bedroom in Arles and Starry Night.

artmastered:

Vincent van Gogh, 1890, White House at Night

This was painted just a few weeks before van Gogh’s death. There is almost something a little rushed about the paint application. The finished painting seems a lot less refined than some of van Gogh’s works from 1888 and 1889, such as Bedroom in Arles and Starry Night.

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